Former president Jacob Zuma’s staunch ally Carl Niehaus expelled from the ANC

By The Exchange Team

Niehaus was prosecuted for protesting former president Jacob Zuma's incarceration in Nkandla, northern KwaZulu-Natal, in July.

The Public Protector's inadequate state capture findings forced Zuma to announce the state capture commission. Niehaus said Zuma did not want to do so.

Niehaus said he spoke as the national representative for the uMkhonto we Sizwe Military Veterans' Association.

The NDC claimed that the ANC's national executive committee (NEC) in 2018 backed the state capture commission under then-Deputy Chief Justice Zondo

“Reaffirming its commitment to maintaining the rule of law and accomplishing the ambitions of our constitutional democracy,” the party faced adversity.

Mbalula testified against Niehaus. He was not cross-examined, therefore his testimony was not considered while passing judgement.

The NDC considered that the charged member is a senior and long-standing ANC member and had served a spell of incarceration for his political beliefs.