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:

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