'No rebellion, just robust debate around ANC GP-Nkandla apology'
Mondli Gungubele says reports of internal rebellion over ANC GP’s accepting Zuma apology are misleading.
JOHANNESBURG - Ekurhuleni Mayor Mondli Gungubele says claims that there was a rebellion against the Gauteng African National Congress (ANC) leadership over whether to accept President Jacob Zuma's Nkandla apology are far-fetched.
It was reported in two newspapers yesterday that branches and regions of the Gauteng ANC had said during a provincial general council last weekend, that their leaders' refusal to accept Zuma's apology was un-democratic.
Zuma apologised to the nation after the Constitutional Court said he had failed to uphold his oath to protect the constitution over Nkandla.
Gungubele says there was no rebellions, but robust discussion last weekend.
"This is one province. I wish there was a province similar to it, where debates are allowed [and] we nurture robustness before we take decisions. We do not frown upon assertive structures of the ANC."
He says the provincial ANSC's final position was accept Zuma's apology, but to say the Nkandla issue could not just end there.