JOHANNESBURG: ANC spokesperson, Mr Mabe says they will not be making running commentary on the state capture commission.
The state capture commission said that it would be laying another criminal complaint against the former president of South Africa and the African National Congress (ANC) Mr Jacob Zuma.
This comes after Mr Zuma indicated he will not be cooperating with the commission despite the Constitutional Court ruled that he should appear at the commission. While still a president, Mr Zuma acted, despite several failed court appeals, on the recommendation of public watchdog, the Public Protector, Ms Thuli Madonsela and appointed the Commission of Inquiry into the State Capture.
His party, the ANC said, it will make comments on the issue of Mr Zuma after the National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting.
Speaking to a Johannesburg-based talk radio host, the party’s spin-doctor, Mr Pule Mabe said “they are monitoring the proceedings of the commission.”
“The National Executive Committee will be meeting on the 13 and 14 of February and we will be looking at a number of issues including some of the issues that are out there,” said Mr Mabe.
“We have always taken a position that the ANC is not going to make running commentary on development associated with the state capture,” he added.
Mr Mabe added that they encourage their members to support the work of the commission but it is out of the members choosing how they react to the commission.
“It is critical to allow the NEC to reflect on these matters,” added Mr Pule.