ANC caucus distances itself from Stone Sizani's comments
Sizani said that he’d always believed Zuma should repay some of the money spent on the Nkandla upgrades.
JOHANNESBURG - The African National Congress (ANC) in Parliament says comments by former ANC Chief Whip, Stone Sizani, that the party's Members of Parliament (MP) always wanted President Jacob Zuma to pay back some of the money spent on his home at Nkandla do not represent the views of the party's caucus.
ANC notes the story by M&G regarding alleged remarks made by former Chief Whip Cde Stone Sizani regarding Caucus' purported views on Nkandla— ANC Parliament (@ANCParliament) March 4, 2016
We believe that Parliament did what it ought to do in line with its understanding of its Constitutional obligations #Nkandla— ANC Parliament (@ANCParliament) March 4, 2016
Sizani said today that he'd always believed Zuma should repay some of the money spent to upgrade his KwaZulu-Natal residence and that this was also the view of ANC MPs.
He also claimed the intent was also seen in various reports adopted by parliament on the Nkandla issue.
Sizani resigned suddenly from his position as chief whip this week.
He says people simply haven't looked at the reports properly.
"There is no misunderstanding because the reports are clear, and I don't understand why people would not want to read the reports that we tabled to parliament. Those reports are public property."
LISTEN: Gaye Davis on Sizani's Nkandla comments