ANC in Parly denies asking Zuma to #PayBackTheMoney
The ANC’s Parliamentary caucus says Stone Sizani's comments don’t reflect the views of the ANC caucus.
JOHANNESBURG - The African National Congress (ANC) in Parliament has denied that its MPs believe - and have always believed - that President Jacob Zuma should repay some of the money spent by government on Nkandla.
Earlier today, former ANC chief whip Stone Sizani said ANC MPs had always thought Zuma should repay some of that money and proof of it is contained in reports Parliament adopted on Nkandla.
Sizani resigned unexpectedly this week but has denied that it's because he was tired of defending Zuma.
The party's Parliamentary caucus says they've seen Sizani's comments and that these views do not reflect the views of the ANC caucus.
It also says it's awaiting the Constitutional Court's Nkandla judgment and that it will implement that judgment.
The former chief whip said anyone can go see how ANC MPs had adopted a report saying the president should repay some of the Nkandla money.
"When we tabled a report to Parliament and it is public property, everybody knew that this was our position. Why would anybody go against that? Why?"
But ANC MPs actually voted to adopt Police Minister Nkosinathi Nhleko's Nkandla report, which said the fire pool, chicken run and visitor's centres were security features and thus Zuma was not liable for any payment.