CAPE TOWN- The African National Congress (ANC) says it did not discuss former President Jacob Zuma legal troubles.
The party’s national executive committee (NEC) held its first meeting in Cape Town since the new leadership was elected at Nasrec in Johannesburg in December.
Elected ANC secretary general Ace Magashule says every person should be considered innocent until proven guilty.
When asked by a journalist if the NEC discussed Zuma’s legal woes, he said, “No, we have not discussed former President Jacob Zuma. We have just discussed that in terms of our values, and the integrity and credibility of the ANC we are making a plea to all members of the ANC to behave and act in a particular way which is in line with the values and traditions and cultures of the ANC.”
It is being widely reported that Zuma will be handed a summons to appear in court on April 6 for corruption charges.
But Hawks spokesperson Hangwani Mulaudzi says they will be the ones announcing the date for Zuma’s appearance in the Durban High Court and he said it will be confirmed soon.
He said, “he issues of summonses have not been finalised. We are still in the process of closing that chapter. Once we have done that we will note the actual date for court.”
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