You can only disagree with the decisions of President Zuma if you want to risk being assassinated. Reports have it that ANC big-shots have been receiving death threats for questioning Daddy Zuma during ANC meetings.
From our gatherings, ANC national executive committee member Lindiwe Sisulu has already received two threats of assassination. Likewise, ANC’s chief whip, Jackson Mthembu and ANC secretary-general Gwede Mantashe have both received similar messages for questioning Zuma’s decisions.
As reported, the Human Settlements Minister received the threats in June and October 2016. She has been advised on the security measures to take.
While it was expressed that certain ANC members believe she’s a threat to Zuma’s ex-wife’s ambition to lead ANC, it was hinted that the threats are why she’s reluctant to take part in the ANC succession debate.
On the other end, the chief whip and the secretary-general received threats of assassination for their public criticism of President Zuma. One of the messages Mr Jackson Mthembu received read: “We will deal with you.”
Meanwhile, it has emerged that three South Africans taking part in the Friday Protests against President Zuma have been attacked by ANC members.
This happened despite ANC warning against violence and intimidation. An excerpt from a statement the party issued read:
“…Whether in protest or in defence of the African National Congress. We condemn in the harshest possible terms reports of people seeking to take up arms in the name of the ANC. Such behaviour has no place in a democratic society.”
As learnt, the protesting trio was holding a banner that read: “You Must Be Joking” and was holding a silent protest outside the ANC’s Luthuli House when they were attacked.
To the ANC members, the protesters were being provocative. “If they had a problem with Zuma, they must go to his house, not our headquarters,” said one of the ANC members.