ANC slams Maine for ‘recklessly’ calling on MK veterans to take up arms for Zuma
He called on the military veterans wing to bring their guns and defend President Zuma.
Maine called on the Umkhonto we Sizwe Military Veterans Association " to take up arms in defence of President Jacob Zuma".
The ruling party has described his comments as irresponsible and reckless.
It says although Maine has the right to freedom of expression, it does not extend to inflammatory remarks.
The governing party says the comments should never be allowed to find space in the democratic society.
The ANC's Khusela Sangoni says: "We are of the view that the freedoms enjoyed in South Africa today came at a very heavy price. Those freedoms do not extend to inflammatory language that we have seen. We are of the view that challenges facing our society needs decisive leadership and definitely not talks that calls on others to take up arms."
The Congress of the People says it plans to lay criminal charges against Maine for incitement of violence.