Hanekom: My ANC disciplinary matter is private

ANC MP Derek Hanekom was given 10 days last month to explain why he shouldn’t be removed as chairperson of the national disciplinary committee.

African National Congress MP Derek Hanekom. Picture: 702.

JOHANNESBURG – African National Congress (ANC) Member of Parliament (MP) Derek Hanekom says that he's treating his disciplinary process as an internal organisational matter.

Hanekom was given 10 days last month to explain why he shouldn’t be removed as chairperson of the national disciplinary committee.

He has been highly critical of President Jacob Zuma and had tweeted that he thought ANC MPs would do the right thing in the motion of no confidence in Zuma last month.

The ANC MP sharply criticised state capture and corruption in government.

On his disciplinary process, Hanekom says it’s a private matter.

“When I first received the letter it somehow went public. I don’t believe it was meant to go public, but it went public. My reply is not a public reply. It’s a reply to the secretary-general.”

Hanekom also touched on the allegations against Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa.

He's described it as an attempt to smear a person of high integrity.

“It really is an attempt to smear a person of very high integrity. It’s an act of desperation and they’re clutching at straws. They obviously have nothing else.”

This follows a report by the Sunday Independent, alleging that the deputy president had a number of affairs.

Ramaphosa has, however, admitted to having an affair with his doctor many years ago, adding that he ended the relationship.

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(Edited by Shimoney Regter)