South Africa 20.3.2014 10:25 am

ANC won’t ignore Nkandla report – Mantashe

FILE PICTURE: ANC Secretary General Gwede Mantashe. Picture: Refilwe Modise

FILE PICTURE: ANC Secretary General Gwede Mantashe. Picture: Refilwe Modise

The ruling party did not intend to undermine the validity of the public protector’s Nkandla report, ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe said on Thursday.

“We are neither intending to ignore or undermine the validity of the report. There is no such intention within the ANC,” Mantashe told reporters in Johannesburg.

The African National Congress was “relieved” that the report had “finally been released to the public”.

But the timing of the release of the report remained a concern “in terms of the disruptive effect” it would have on all political parties in their campaigning ahead of general elections in May, said Mantashe.

Sapa

 

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