Sun. May 19th, 2024

According to a letter circulating on social media and seen by IOL, Jacob Zuma’s disciplinary hearings within the African National Congress (ANC) have been postponed until after the upcoming elections.

The purported letter, addressed to ANC national disciplinary committee chairperson Ralph Mgijima from the office of secretary general Fikile Mbalula, cites security concerns at Luthuli House, where the hearings were initially set to begin on Tuesday.

“Based on an assessment of the security situation prevailing at Luthuli House, we are advised that activities, including disciplinary hearings, that attract large gatherings, are not advisable,” the letter stated. “Especially so close to the National and Provincial Elections scheduled for 29 May 2024.”

The ANC national officials have decided to defer such activities until after the elections, including the disciplinary hearing of Jacob Zuma, as mentioned in the letter.

Jacob Zuma reportedly seeks legal counsel on the matter but intends to attend the hearings at Luthuli House next week, according to SABC News.

Previously reported by IOL, Zuma was summoned to appear before the party’s Disciplinary Committee for allegedly “defying the party’s constitution” by publicly declaring his intention to vote against the ANC in the upcoming elections.

While the ANC’s membership status of Zuma remains uncertain, he maintains he will remain a member of the ANC while supporting the MK Party, a stance the ruling party deems a violation of its constitution.

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