Cape Town - Former President Jacob Zuma is fuelling factionalism within the ANC by accusing some of his comrades of being enemy agents.
This was a warning by National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) President Joseph Montisetse.
Paying tribute at the funeral of businessman Gavin Watson this week, Zuma alleged that the party was still infested with enemy agents who during the liberation struggle collaborated with the apartheid regime.
Zuma claimed that those spies, who are now handled in a foreign country he did not mention, were currently killing progressive leaders of the ruling party. This was a repeat of similar claims he made when he appeared before the state capture commission last month.
“They (apartheid) handed over their agents with their files, the majority of them to a particular country so that they would continue to erode our freedom and to undermine the government so that they would claim the ANC is failing to run the country,” Zuma told mourners at Watson’s funeral in Nelson Mandela Bay.