The Congress of the People (Cope) ordered that each ANC member of the parliament must apologize to all South Africans for misleading them and this must be done “by stepping up to the podium‚ one by one”
Speaking on this, the party’s spokesperson Dennis Bloem said the African National Congress (ANC) members of Parliament must tell “the nation that they are sorry” for misleading them‚ and at the same time, “apologize unconditionally to the public protector”.
Bloem is optimistic that ANC’s Cedric Frolick and Mathole Motshekga‚ who chaired what he called “fraud” ad-hoc committee on Nkandla and portfolio committee on justice respectively‚ will lead their colleagues in this regard.
“They have all been deeply shamed and exposed‚”
“Their credibility is destroyed. Now is the time for them to begin redeeming themselves.”
The manner in which they processed the report shows that they were bum suckers‚ not honorable members of Parliament alive to their responsibilities to the nation‚” Bloem said.
Bloem had on Monday, released a list of what he called “most dishonorable MPs ” among which Frolick and Motshekga’s names were mentioned for being the ANC’s representatives on the ad hoc committee to “process Police Minister Nathi Nhleko’s report on the excessive upgrades at the Nkandla residence of President Jacob Zuma”.
The party however, warned the ANC members and other opposition parties that by participating in that committee they would be undermining the Constitution of the country and impeding the powers of the public protector.
“All of them ignored our call. Cope is vindicated. The president caved in at the Constitutional Court fearing a declaratory order saying he had failed in his constitutional obligations being made against him.” he said
Bloem went further to urge South Africans not to listen to whatever the ANC MPs will be saying to them. “South Africans should never forget what the dishonorable ANC MPs had to say. They listened to nobody and nothing. Now‚ they have been thrown under the bus. Cope will make them eat their words and heap scorn on all 198 ANC MPs who lent their names to its adoption,” he said.