Johannesburg - The ANC national executive committee (NEC) was under “paralysis” when former president Jacob Zuma led the party as the factional balance of power was in his favour, the Zondo commission heard.
This is what former minister of public service and administration Ngoako Ramatlhodi told the commission during his explosive testimony at the inquiry on Wednesday.
Ramatlhodi described the period after Zuma was re-elected as president of the ANC for a second term as a period of “madness” as the party took responsibility for issues caused by Zuma.
“That period was a season of madness, in the sense that there was paralysis of the NEC. This was in a sense that there was a faction led by the head of the ANC,” said Ramatlhodi.
“This went to ridiculous levels in a way that we took collective responsibility of an issue. The NEC owned up to the mistakes that the former president had done, we took collective responsibility for something the president had done,” he said.