ANC NEC members say Zuma is attempting to intimidate them by attending meetings

Photo: Former South African President Jacob Zuma during the G20 leaders retreat as part of the G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, 07 July 2017. Image Credits: EPA-EFE/FRIEDEMANN VOGEL/POOL

ANC NEC members have reportedly accused former president Jacob Zuma of attending their meetings with the intention to intimidate them.

According to a report by The Sunday Times, several NEC members told the paper they were unsettled by Zuma’s presence in an ANC meeting and perceived his attendance as a tactic of intimidation.

ANC insiders also told the paper that Zuma sits in NEC meetings and makes no contribution, leaving the thought that he was there to monitor discussions about him.

“He does not [contribute during discussions]. That’s what worries us. He just sits there and doesn’t open his mouth. I have never seen a man who attends a meeting where he does not contribute to the debate, but remains punctual and sits there until it ends. He sits there in the back and watches,” an NEC member told the paper.

“It becomes awkward . . . you end up questioning, what is this guy really doing? Some people see it as some kind of intimidation of some sort,” said the insider.

[Source: The Sunday Times]

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