ANC says it will reimburse govt for Zimbabwe trip

ANC says it will reimburse govt for Zimbabwe trip

The African National Congress (ANC) says it will pay the government back for the trip that some of its leaders took to Zimbabwe aboard an Air Force jet.


Last week, a party delegation led by Secretary-General Ace Magashule got a lift with Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula - who was headed to Harare on official business.

The ANC members went to meet with leaders of the ruling Zanu PF to discuss human rights abuses - among other issues.

Both the ANC and the government have been criticised - with opposition parties saying it's a blatant abuse of state resources.

In a statement released on Tuesday afternoon, Magashule says they travelled in an unusual manner and that they humble themselves where they went wrong during the lockdown.

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The party says the group is currently in quarantine.

President Cyril Ramaphosa has been going through the report he'd asked Mapisa-Nqakula to write on why the flight was shared with political party members.

Meanwhile, in KwaZulu-Natal, the party says more than ten members are expected to step aside from their roles -  pending their court cases.

Speaking on the outcomes of Provincial Executive Committee meeting, provincial secretary Mdumiseni Ntuli said names wouldn't be released because it's incomplete. 

He says they'll have a full list by the end of the week.

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