Johannesburg - Former president Jacob Zuma’s controversial son Edward Zuma has called on the ANC leadership to protect Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane from vilification by the courts and senior party members.
Zuma junior, whose Zulu name is Muziwoxolo, had written an open letter to ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule, and copied in KwaZulu-Natal provincial secretary Mdumiseni Ntuli and Musa Dladla regional secretary Tholi Gwala.
In the letter, which is dated August 10, 2019, Zuma who is an ANC member at the Msholozi Branch in Nkandla under the Musa Dladla Region said the ANC should take practical action to protect Mkhwebane.
“Comrade SG, our failure as a movement to vehemently oppose those forces, (particularly from within) waging a war against the PP, is seriously pitting the ANC against the populace and our principle objective that - The People Shall Govern!” wrote Zuma.
The Durban Equality Court had in December 2018 fined Zuma R60 000 after it had found him guilty of hate speech he had made against his father’s critics Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom and Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan. The complaint had been launched by the Human Rights Commission on behalf of the two ministers.