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20 Mar 2014
10:52 am

ANC will question Zuma if necessary – Mantashe

The ANC will call on President Jacob Zuma to answer questions on the Nkandla report if necessary, secretary general Gwede Mantashe said on Thursday.

FILE PICTURE: Gwede Mantashe. Picture: Nigel Sibanda.

“If there are issues that the president will have to answer, the ANC will be able to call the president to answer questions on any matter,” Mantashe told reporters in Johannesburg.

“I don’t know who told you the president has not been called to account… or won’t be called to account. You are making a particular assumption.”

But he said the ANC believed investigations should be focused on “people who are highlighted in the report”.

The State must pursue everybody who fraudulently used state funds, he said.

“All those people must be brought to book, they must be pursued. And that excludes nobody.”

He said the ANC’s view was to use the report “as a guide” instead of conducting a witch hunt.