Hlaudi Motsoeneng

Hlaudi Motsoeneng, File Photo

Motsoeneng warned Zuma to leave the ANC before they ‘put him in jail’

Hlaudi Motsoeneng claims he warned long-time friend Jacob Zuma some time ago that he would end up in jail if he didn’t leave the ANC.

Hlaudi Motsoeneng

Hlaudi Motsoeneng, File Photo

Former SABC COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng was at the Zondo Commission to support Jacob Zuma and claims he told the former President to leave the African National Congress (ANC).

Motsoeneng addresses the media

Motsoeneng was speaking to reporters shortly before it was announced that Zuma would, once again, be withdrawing from contributing to the commission. A move he will no doubt be in favour of.

He claimed that even though he left the ANC, he did not leave the people who were close to him even if they remained with the ruling party.

“Remember I left the ANC but I didn’t leave people that we have been together. There are many ANC people that we are still together, even today but I’m not an ANC person, I have my own movement because if you are unhappy, you move away,” he explained.

The African Content Movement leader (ACM) is himself a former member of the ANC, who left to form ACM after his goals began to diverge from that of the ruling party.

Told Zuma to leave the ANC

Motsoeneng claims he encouraged Zuma to do the same thing many years ago, but that his love for the ANC meant he stayed and now finds himself in the position that he does.

“I warned Zuma to leave the ANC. I told him these people were going to put him in jail,” he said.

“I warned him, but he still loves them. That’s fine, but I am supporting him. He is not a criminal or a thief.”

Not a fan of the former Public Protector

The former SABC executive then turned his sights on Public Protector Thuli Madonsela, who at the same time was busy delivering her findings on current President Cyril Ramaphosa, saying she was not someone to be trusted.

“You cannot trust her. She misled the country on several occasions. I have experienced that, that’s why I am taking her report on review,” he said.