Mthembu: ANC MPs will continue to fight corruption

Over the weekend, President Jacob Zuma suggested ANC MPs, who are interrogating state capture allegations in multiple inquiries in Parliament, were going too far.

ANC chief whip Jackson Mathembu speaking to Radio 702 on Monday 18 December 2017 at the ANC national conference. Picture: Radio 702

JOHANNESBURG - African National Congress (ANC) chief whip Jackson Mthembu says the party's members of Parliament (MPs) won't back off when it comes to tackling corruption.

Over the weekend, President Jacob Zuma suggested ANC MPs, who are interrogating state capture allegations in multiple inquiries in Parliament, were going too far.

And in an oblique reference to the failed motion of no confidence against him, where ANC MPs broke ranks to vote with the opposition, Zuma warned about the ANC "voting itself out of power" if this was left unchecked.

But Mthembu has hit back, saying the ANC took the decision to act on corruption and is doing this.

“Anything that smacks of corruption, whether be it with Eskom, whether be it with any other body that reports to Parliament.

"And indeed, that’s what our people have sent us there to do. And we are not at any odds with our constitutional structure when we act against any allegations of corruption against any bodies or entities that report to Parliament. And we will continue to so.”

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