Monday, 15 September 2008

ANC tight-lipped on Mbeki

15/09/2008 09:44  - (SA)

Johannesburg - The African National Congress (ANC) remained tight-lipped on Monday on reports that President Thabo Mbeki's future will be discussed at a meeting of its national working committee (NWC) on Monday.

"We will inform you of decisions and of outcomes - not of speculations. We are not prepared to confirm anything," said ANC spokesperson Jessie Duarte.

"At this point, we are not going to give you any information on what we are discussing."

The NWC meeting takes place ahead of a meeting of the national executive committee on Friday.

Several Sunday newspapers have quoted "senior ANC members" saying they would call for Mbeki to be dismissed.

This comes after a high court judgment on Friday found it was possible Mbeki was behind a political conspiracy against ANC president Jacob Zuma.

Zuma indicated at the weekend that he did not believe Mbeki should be ousted, using a Zulu expression that compared Mbeki to a "dead snake"



No comments: