KZN ANC thanks Edward Zuma for submitting to party discipline

The president's son was told to withdraw his remarks on ANC MPs Pravin Gordhan & Derek Hanekom in which he referred to them as defenders of white monopoly capital.

Former president Jacob Zuma's son, Edward Zuma. Picture: Twitter/@sayitasis99

DURBAN - The African National Congress (ANC) in KwaZulu-Natal has thanked Edward Zuma for subjecting himself to, what it calls, the political discipline of the organisation.

The province confirmed that it has received a letter of apology from Zuma.

The president's son was told to withdraw his remarks on ANC MPs Pravin Gordhan and Derek Hanekom in which he referred to them as defenders of white monopoly capital.

In his apology letter, Edward Zuma says he never meant to offend anyone by expressing his view of the current political landscape.

He’s asked for forgiveness from the ANC and says he withdraws any words which may have caused harm.

In his open letter, Zuma described MP Derek Hanekom as a "white Afrikaner askari" and Pravin Gordhan as “a stooge for white monopoly capital.”

While the ANC has let the president’s son off the hook, the Human Rights Commission says it will be taking Zuma to the Equality Court because it strongly believes his comments amount to hate speech.