“There are two elements here with respect to the ANC list. The ANC demands both through the "Eye of the Needle" and other documentation, a form of ethical leadership, that is short of one finding themselves guilty in a court of law.
That is why we say the people on the list whether it is Zwane, Nomvula, Malusi or Bathabile by virtue of their actions have brought the ANC into disrepute. The likes of Malusi and Bathabile have by their actions been found to have lied under of oath, one by the constitutional court and the other, the Supreme court of Appeal.”
“[it] is a good thing. However, now it (the integrity committee) will have to sit and work out whether or not these individuals should stand, and it can make a recommendation for them to step down, which I hope will. So yes, they should, not because they have been found guilty, I don’t agree with people who say the rule of law is nonsense. The presumption of innocence is central to the rule of law and you cannot pick and choose when the rule of law is applied. The rule of law must be protected but at the same time, these are ANC leaders who must step aside in the interest of the party. Once they have cleared their names, they can come back.”
“I see the papers have reported about the controversy of Ace’s election as SG, what surprised me was that the top 6 were elected on one list unlike before where the election of each position was done, individually. The author of the book must appear before the Zondo commission and give evidence to back up the claims he made. Secondly, he should give all evidence of wrongdoing to law enforcement agencies and they in turn must investigate the validity of the evidence. It is one thing to write a book and be open to being interrogated on what you have written. It would compel Ace to appear at the commission and cross-examine Myburgh and get a chance to clear his name.
In the book, the author states as a matter of fact that Ace took Thabo Manyoni to Saxonworld, this must be tested in the commission, only then can we come to the truth about the claims made against Ace. It will then be clear as to what took place. It is not enough for Ace to say that these allegations are all fabrications and only seek to discredit him and the ANC. That may well be true, but he must still clear his name."
“the NPA must start [the process of] pressing charges as soon as it is possible for them. In the long run, allegations must be tested in a court of law. As far as the ANC is concerned, Ace must explain to the top 6 what happened. The charges are serious and will impact the ANC.”
“What I thought was funny is that he called on the people to vote for the BLF publicly. I do not know why but I suspect it is because they are supporting his views on radical economic transformation So, we must see if it will have any impact on the BLF's performance at the polls.”
“it is important that Cyril lead the ANC to a decisive election, that would strengthen his hand to be able to deal with some of the rotten apples in the ANC. Secondly, if he becomes president following a decisive election victory, he can make the necessary steps to reduce the cabinet size, which was increased to 70 or odd number by Zuma. He would able to start the process of taking the necessary steps to bring about some reforms in the government itself.
That is why we keep on insisting for people to vote for the ANC, as there is no alternative to the ANC. So let us strengthen the hand of the progressive elements within the ANC! If he doesn’t, I think the bad elements would use the NGC as a platform to call for his removal as president. Let us strengthen his hand, in order to cleanse the ANC and the government. This can only the starting point, to deal with corruption is a long process. Just look at the delays in the Zuma corruption charges.”