ANC not behind Nkandla blockade
The KZN ANC says its members played no role in blocking the DA access to the president’s homestead.
KWAZULU-NATAL - ANC KwaZulu-Natal Secretary Sihle Zikalala on Monday denied the party mobilised members to go to Nkandla to disrupt Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Helen Zille's planned visit to President Jacob Zuma's homestead.
On Sunday, Zille and other opposition leaders were forced to abandon their plan to tour the controversial multi-million rand development.
The delegation was met by angry protesters who refused them entry.
Zikalala said local leaders were involved in the demonstration.
"As the ANC, we never mobilised anyone [to go to Nkandla]. We were never a part of that. The ANC leadership only went there to calm the situation."
The DA was set to inspect renovations to Zuma's homestead, which reportedly cost more than R200 million.
Zille said her party's intention was to see what public money was being spent on.
She has since laid charges against the KwaZulu-Natal ANC.