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[ALERT] Edward Zuma apologises for Gordhan, Hanekom comments

The province had given Zuma until midnight on Wednesday to withdraw the comments.

FILE: Picture: EWN.

DURBAN - The ANC in KwaZulu-Natal has confirmed that it received an apology from Edward Zuma for his comments penned in an open letter about MPs Pravin Gordhan and Derek Hanekom, in which he accuses them of defending white monopoly capital

Zuma had until Wednesday midnight to withdraw the comments.

The KZN ANC says it received a letter and has expressed its gratitude toward Zuma for subjecting himself to the political discipline of the organisation.

In his open letter, the president’s son described Hanekom as a “white Afrikaner askari” and Gordhan as a “stooge for white monopoly capital”

In his apology, Zuma says it was never his intention to offend anyone by expressing his view of the current political landscape and withdraws words that may have caused harm.

Earlier the KZN ANC said the executive committee would meet on Saturday and as in the case of Makhosi Khoza, they would charge Zuma for acting in a manner that brought the organisation into disrepute.

KZN ANC spokesperson Mdumiseni Ntuli said the provincial executive committee was likely to charge Zuma when it meets this Saturday.