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ANC mum on who Stone Sizani's replacement will be

The former chief whip resigned suddenly & later caused an upset in the ANC over his comments on Nkandla.

African National Congress (ANC) chief whip, Stone Sizani. Picture: Facebook.
Stone Sizani,ANC chief whip Stone Sizani
Local Politics

CAPE TOWN – It’s unclear who will replace former African National Congress (ANC) Chief Whip Stone Sizani who resigned his seat in Parliament last week to take up an ambassadorial post in Germany.

The former Chief Whip caused an upset when he was quoted as saying the ANC parliamentary caucus always wanted President Jacob Zuma to pay back some of the money spent on upgrading his Nkandla home.

The ANC in Parliament was quick to distance itself from his comments.

A weekend report suggests the party’s top six and its National Working Committee have been unable to agree on Sizani’s successor.

Sizani resigned suddenly, a day after Members of Parliament debated a motion of no confidence in President Zuma.

Since stepping down, he has distanced himself from the findings of the Police Minister’s report on the Nkandla spending debacle, a controversy that has long dogged the president.

“Our reports are clear. Cabinet must quantify what the Public Protector calls the reasonable amount. There is no inconsistency in that. Everybody is still saying exactly that.”

Deputy Chief Whip Doris Dlakude will act in the position until Sizani’s replacement is chosen.

LISTEN: Gwede Mantashe dismisses alleged ANC MP revolt as Sizani resigns.

(Edited by Masechaba Sefularo)

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