Zuma’s Ramatlhodi spy claims a conspiracy: analyst

Xolani Dube, political analyst from the Xubera Institute is in studio to discuss this further
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Political Analyst Xolani Dube has described the African National Congress (ANC) leadership’s current relationship as a ‘game of hatred’.

Dube’s comments come after former President Jacob Zuma’s opening testimony at the Commission of Inquiry into State Capture on Monday – where he dropped big names including that of ex-minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi, journalist Redi Tlhabi, former President Thabo Mbeki and the late head of state, Nelson Mandela.

During his testimony Zuma raised concerns about former Public Protector Thuli Madonsela’s Nkandla report, where he labelled it as an ‘exaggeration’ in terms of the State Capture – saying it’s meant to enhance a narrative against him and claimed that he even survived attempts to poison and kill him.

Dube labelled Zuma’s claims a conspiracy, saying there is no proof in them.

He said, “If there is a spy in the ANC and so who is not a spy – because it is a word against each other here… It is just a game of hatred amongst the ANC leaders. But you will see a number of other sheep who will believe these things, who will believe these fairy tales. We can really try to understand these fairy tales of which at the end of the day we are not going to understand what the man was saying because as they say, it is a conspiracy- in conspiracy there is no proof and we are chasing a mirage here.”