Edward Zuma apology, better late than never

In an open letter, President Jacob Zuma's son, Edward Zuma described former tourism minister, Derek Hanekom as a “white Afrikaner askari” and former finance minister, Pravin Gordhan as a “stooge for white monopoly capital”.

The African National Congress (ANC) in KwaZulu-Natal confirmed on Thursday that it had received an apology from Zuma.

EWN Reporter, Ziyanda Ngcobo says the party had threatened to lay charges against Zuma had he not apologised.

The party later released a statement welcoming Mr Zuma's statement.

Ziyanda Ngcobo, EWN Reporter

In his apology, he says he had no intention to offend by him commenting on the current political landscape of the party, but he does withdraw any words that may have been harmful.

Ziyanda Ngcobo, EWN Reporter

Ngcobo says the statement released by the ANC in KZN was brief and is not clear whether the President's son was remorseful.

Listen to full EWN report in the audio clip:

702 welcomes all comments that are constructive, contribute to discussions in a meaningful manner and take stories forward.

However, we will NOT condone the following:

  • Racism (including offensive comments based on ethnicity and nationality)
  • Sexism
  • Homophobia
  • Religious intolerance
  • Cyber bullying
  • Hate speech
  • Derogatory language
  • Comments inciting violence.

We ask that your comments remain relevant to the articles they appear on and do not include general banter or conversation as this dilutes the effectiveness of the comments section.

We strive to make the 702 community a safe and welcoming space for all.

702 reserves the right to: 1) remove any comments that do not follow the above guidelines; and, 2) ban users who repeatedly infringe the rules.

Should you find any comments upsetting or offensive you can also flag them and we will assess it against our guidelines.

702 is constantly reviewing its comments policy in order to create an environment conducive to constructive conversations.

Read More
DGs only last an average of 14 months under Zuma regime - IRR report

DGs only last an average of 14 months under Zuma regime - IRR report

The report called 'political music chairs' analyses turnover rates for directors-general and ministers in Zuma’s administration.

Future SA urges MPs to vote against Zuma to restore public trust

Future SA urges MPs to vote against Zuma to restore public trust

The coalition of civil society groups says state capture and corruption has eroded public confidence.

Ramaphosa is the best person to take over from Zuma - Melanie Verwoerd

Ramaphosa is the best person to take over from Zuma - Melanie Verwoerd

Political analyst, Melanie Verwoerd discusses the chances of Cyril Ramaphosa winning the presidential seat.

amaBhungane on how Gupta tentacles allegedly ensnared Lynne Brown's inner circle

amaBhungane on how Gupta tentacles allegedly ensnared Lynne Brown's inner circle

It's alleged three people close to Brown had dealings with the controversial Gupta family, Amabungane's Craig McKune explains.

Report: How the Gupta's encircled Lynne Brown

Report: How the Gupta's encircled Lynne Brown

According to amaBhungane and Scorpio, Brown's PA, romantic partner and director-general have been linked to Gupta's.

If Baleka Mbete called Pierre de Vos for advice on the no confidence vote

If Baleka Mbete called Pierre de Vos for advice on the no confidence vote

Constitutional Law Expert, Pierre de Vos explains how he would advise the Speaker of Parliament on the no confidence vote.

Ayanda Mabulu: Edward Zuma should direct his energy towards his father

Ayanda Mabulu: Edward Zuma should direct his energy towards his father

Ayanda Mabulu responds to threats by Edward Zuma, who has promised to hit the artist over the depiction of President Jacob Zuma.

Don’t say the word "xenophobia" (and blame Twitter, not Goodwill)

Don’t say the word "xenophobia" (and blame Twitter, not Goodwill)

Don’t mention the X factor. Social media under attack as flaming the fire of xenophobia yet JZ doesn’t mention King Goodwill.

Popular articles
Opinion:  Bishop Lekganyane is right

Opinion: Bishop Lekganyane is right

Stephen Grootes weighs in on comments made by the Zion Christian Church Bishop at the weekend.

So what exactly is radical economic transformation?

So what exactly is radical economic transformation?

Wits associate professor of economics Christopher Malikane speaks to Azania Mosaka about the term that is being bandied about.

It's not the end of the road... Top tips to improve your matric

It's not the end of the road... Top tips to improve your matric

"Recognise that it’s not the end, it’s the beginning." Expert advise for school-leavers who want to improve their results.

How to make your first million

How to make your first million

Warren Ingram discusses his new book in which he shares practical ways for ordinary people to achieve financial freedom.

3 easy questions could bag you R2000!

3 easy questions could bag you R2000!

WIN R2000! But only if you can prove you're a whiz of the MTN Biz Quiz by answering the following three questions...

Blesserfinder: Matching you with a sugar daddy near you

Blesserfinder: Matching you with a sugar daddy near you

Is social trend Blesserfinder, where girls are allegedly matching up with rich 'benefactors' in exchange for sex, a real thing?