Zuma expected to meet with ANC integrity committee today

Jacob Zuma has already been found to have acted against the Constitution in the Nkandla matter.

President Jacob Zuma. Picture: GCIS.

JOHANNESBURG – African National Congress (ANC) President Jacob Zuma is expected to meet with the party’s integrity committee today.

The committee was formed in 2013 to protect the Image of the party in instances where members have been accused of criminal or improper behavior.

But the party has denied that the president will be interrogated by the committee.

Zuma has already been found to have acted against the constitution in the Nkandla matter.

In addition, he still has over 700 charges of corruption hanging over his head and more recently he has been implicated in the state of capture report involving the Gupta family.

While the ANC’s Zizi Kodwa has confirmed the meeting, he says Zuma will meet with the commission in his capacity as leader of the organisation to review the health and current state of the party and not because he has brought the party into disrepute.

The committee has been criticised by many including the party’s Secretary General Gwede Mantashe for failing to act against the president when the Constitutional Court found that he failed to uphold his obligations to the constitution.

VETERANS WELCOME DECISION ON CONFERENCE

The party’s stalwarts have welcomed the decision to hold a consultative conference next year, but they say there’s a number of outcomes from the National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting that they need clarity on.

The veterans are happy with the ANC’s announcement that the first two days of the 2017 policy conference will be dedicated to a consultative conference.

They say it will provide an opportunity for ANC members to confront issues openly and honestly while coming up with solutions.

The veterans say there are a number of issues from the NEC meeting that requires clarification, which they'll address when they meet with the party’s secretary general on Monday.

Veterans met on Thursday after party leaders agreed to their request to hold the conference to assess the state of the organisation.

The NEC rejected calls for Zuma to step down.

(Edited by Leeto M Khoza)