ANC distances itself from Godongwana statement on Gordhan

ANC spokesperson Zizi Kodwa has called on ANC leaders not to make damaging statements.

FILE: ANC spokesperson Zizi Kodwa. Picture: Facebook.com.

JOHANNESBURG - The African National Congress (ANC) has distanced itself from comments made by its head of economic transformation Enoch Godongwana, who says he believes there is a politically motivated campaign against Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan.

During an interview with eNCA this week, Godongwana said the investigation by the Hawks into Gordhan was being conducted with the intention to weaken the National Treasury.

But the ANC says the national executive committee member was speaking in his personal capacity and doesn't represent its views.

The party says it has been clear that it doesn't believe there are any political motives to the investigation.

ANC spokesperson Zizi Kodwa has called on ANC leaders not to make damaging statements.

"We'll continue to call on our leaders of the ANC, whether league or from the alliance, to refrain from making public statements that continue to hurt the African National Congress.

"Let's communicate one message, the more we miscommunicate, the more we damage the integrity of the ANC in public."