'We lost face, we can't afford to lose face again' - Mthembu on Nkandla

Johannesburg, 28 March 2016 - Justice Malala talks to ANC's new chief whip Jackson Mthembu about the Nkandla issue . For more on this interview catch the Justice Factor. Video: eNCA

JOHANNESBURG - The ANC Parliamentary caucus is likely to review its handling of the Nkandla matter, the party’s new chief whip Jackson Mthembu has told the Justice Factor.

Mthembu says the party’s handling of the matter has resulted in embarrassment, and thus a review of the party’s internal conduct in relation with the issue is necessary.

ANC MPs have in the past been criticised for allegedly handling the Nkandla matter in a partisan manner, but many were embarrassed when the president approached the Constitutional Court, saying he’s prepared to pay back the money.

“We lost face, we can’t afford to lose face again," Mthembu said.

"How do we ensure that the relationship between us and Luthuli house and our principals, the ANC broadly, is a relationship that is steeped in these values and objectives that the ANC stands for?

"This is also a matter by the way that is before the African National Congress for discussion so that whatever we do in parliament , whatever is done by the majority is something that doesn’t make us  a joke of the nation.”


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