Lindiwe Sisulu to appear before ANC Integrity Commission

Lindiwe Sisulu to appear before ANC Integrity Commission

After being asked to clarify contentious remarks that put her in the center of controversy, Tourism Minister Lindiwe Sisulu is due to appear before the ANC Integrity Commission on Saturday, February 5, 2022.
All of this arises from a divisive opinion piece written by Sisulu in The Star newspaper called “Hello Mzansi, Have We Seen Justice?” in which she criticizes the constitution and black judges, alleging that the rule of law does not serve African values and interests.
Sisulu, who is also a member of the ANC’s National Executive Committee (NEC), wrote the article in her capacity, but some reckon it was her way of igniting a leadership battle between Ramaphosa.
She is reported to be eyeing the ANC presidency and intends going up against him when the party elects  new leadership at the end of the year.
ANC Treasurer-General Paul Mashatile said Lindiwe Sisulu would also be meeting with the party’s deputy president David Mabuza in the coming days.

“Minister Sisulu explained to the leadership of the ANC what was happening, we had engagements with her and we want to keep it that way.
We’ve asked her to see the deputy president – there’s certain things she will be explaining to him”
ANC Treasurer-General Paul Mashatile

Sisulu had met with Ramaphosa to discuss the letter, which resulted in a back and forth. Ramaphosa’s office said Sisulu had apologised for the comments and offered a retraction, but she denied this.
While Sisulu admitted that a meeting took place, she insisted that she never apologised nor withdrew her remarks.
“Under no circumstances did I commit to any retraction or apology since I stand by what I penned.
The content of the president’s statement in its current form is unfortunate as it is not what we agreed on.
In this regard, I wish to distance myself from such,” Sisulu said.

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