Former Cabinet Minister and struggle stalwart Barbara Hogan has rejected a statement by President Jacob Zuma, questioning the authenticity of a letter addressed to him by the late African National Congress (ANC) struggle veteran Ahmed Kathrada.
Kathrada sent a letter to the president last year, appealing for him to "submit to the calls of the people" and step down as president.
Speaking to EWN's Clement Manyathela at the ANC's National Conference, Hogan says she has been shocked by Zuma's statements.
The last draft Kathy said this is my final draft, I leave it to you, you can change it as you will and if you look at that draft it was actually what appeared.— Barbara Hogan, Former Cabinet Minister and struggle stalwart
I also know that Kathy decided quite a long time ago that he had to write a public letter.— Barbara Hogan, Former Cabinet Minister and struggle stalwart
It really hurts me because he spent months crafting that letter .— Barbara Hogan, Former Cabinet Minister and struggle stalwart
This kind of thing of not looking at the message but trying to discredit the messenger, particularly when it is a messenger of that status, is shocking.— Barbara Hogan, Former Cabinet Minister and struggle stalwart
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