Mugabe utterances on Mandela baseless: ANC

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The ANC has appealed to Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe to stop making negative comments about former President Nelson Mandela.

Mugabe has criticised Mandela twice in the last week, saying he preferred his personal freedom over the economic freedom of black South Africans.

He also blamed Mandela for the fact that whites still control large sections of the economy.

The ANC says it has been in contact with Zanu-PF over Mugabe’s utterances.

ANC Secretary General Gwede Mantashe says the comments are baseless. He says: ” The reality of the matter is that you have destroyed the economy in your country, we continue to create black millionaires in this country including Zimbabwean millionaires.”

“So refrain your presidents from making statements that are unresearched,” adds Mantashe.

– By Mbali Sibanyoni