Citizen Reporter
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16 Oct 2017
5:10 pm

Lindiwe Sisulu has no respect for those who fought apartheid, says Mthembu

Citizen Reporter

He said the ANC presidential candidate should read more about the country's revolution.

Jackson Mthembu. Picture: Michel Bega

The ANC chief whip in parliament Jackson Mthembu has slammed Human Settlements Minister Lindiwe Sisulu after she questioned the party’s general secretary, Gwede Mantashe’s struggle credentials.

Sisulu reportedly launched a scathing attack on Mantashe over his recent endorsement of Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa’s campaign.

Speaking at the weekend at the commemoration of AmaXhosa King Sarhili, near Cofimvaba in the Eastern Cape, DispatchLIVE reports that Sisulu questioned Mantashe’s struggle credentials and blamed him for the weakened relations between the ANC and its tripartite alliance partners.

“Gwede has [disqualified] himself from running the conference because he lacks the necessary objectivity and credibility to run a democratic conference. And he is using his position for his personal interest and to the advantage of his friends. The shameful patriarchal attitude he displays shows he has not understood the ANC and its values,” she reportedly said.

Mthembu took to Twitter to react to Sisulu’s remarks.

“Lindiwe Sisulu has showed her political immaturity by asserting that SA’s freedom is owed to the exiles. She has lost her marbels!

“Sisulu’s assertion that only those coming from exile understand the ANC (and therefore should lead it ) is equally politically flawed. The SG of the ANC was there in the tranches of the labour and civic sectors in the fight against apartheid. Gwede Mantashe was there! We suggest that Lindiwe Sisulu must go and read more about the SA revolution before she makes more stupid blunders!” he said.