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‘There are many pliable fools and tools in ANC, its NEC’

Ronnie Kasrils says Kebby Maphatsoe has been propelled to his positions by those who need fools in the ANC.

FILE: ANC members at the party's NEC meeting in Irene, Tshwane. Picture: ‏@MYANC.

JOHANNESBURG - Former Intelligence Minister Ronnie Kasrils says both Cabinet, and the African National Congress(ANC) National Executive Committee (NEC), are stuffed with pliable fools and tools, and that the country has gone backwards since the ANC's Polokwane conference.

He was speaking after deputy defence minister and uMkhonto weSizwe Military Veterans Association (MKMVA) leader Kebby Maphatsoe yesterday agreed to apologise for claiming that Kasrils had instructed the woman known as Khwezi, who accused now President Jacob Zuma of rape in 2006.

Zuma was acquitted of the charge.

The former minister says while he accepts Maphatsoe's apology, he still has no time for him.

"A case of Kebby Maphatsoe, who is an actual sad little man - its people like him who have been built into the people they are by those higher up who need pliable fools and tools."

He says the MKMVA head is not the only one.

"I think there are many tribal fools and tools, who serve in Cabinet and serve at the head of the ANC and its NEC. This is an organisation that I served my whole life."

Kasrils says he believes that like a fish, a political party rots from the head.