Johannesburg - In the wake of the contentious claims by former president Jacob Zuma before the Zondo commission that some senior members of the ruling ANC were once spies, the association for military veterans of the party is pressing ahead with its push to have a formal commission to probe the allegations further.
The spokesperson of uMkhonto Wesizwe Military Veterans Association (MKMVA), Carl Niehaus said it was no longer an issue of whether they want the probe or not but a matter of lobbying the party’s national executive committee (NEC) when it meets next weekend to formally start the process.
Speaking to Independent Media on Thursday, Niehaus said they would write a formal letter to the party’s secretary general, Ace Magashule and ask him to place the matter on the agenda of the NEC meeting.
“We cannot be led by former spies and counter revolutionaries, they have to be exposed and rooted out,” he said, adding that this is already a formal resolution of the MKMVA.
Zuma claimed that former ministers, Ngoako Ramatlhodi and General Siphiwe Nyanda were spies. They have since both denied the claims with Nyanda saying Zuma was bitter that he supported calls for him to step down.