Defence minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula has moved to interpret her assertion about last week’s unrest in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng.
Addressing the media on Tuesday, Mapisa-Nqakula acknowledged she made a mistake.
“The president has spoken. It was an tried insurrection. I confined myself to counter-revolutionary but finally, remember, any component of counter-revolution also can lead to insurrection in a rustic,” she acknowledged.
She acknowledged her mistake ought to tranquil now not interpret people questioning her loyalty to Ramaphosa or the command.
“In case you impression or commit a mistake, that ought to tranquil never interpret people questioning your loyalty or allegiance to the manager. I have served and will continue to attend for as long as I am required,” acknowledged Mapisa-Nqakula.
“[This is] something that has deeply upset me. I am being portrayed as an irresponsible young lady. I’m now not. I contemplate I’m senior adequate, I am politically traditional adequate to cherish there are belongings you can’t play round with, and one of these is this situation wherein we are finding ourselves.”
On Monday, acting minister in the presidency Khumbudzo Ntshavheni acknowledged Mapisa-Nqakula’s views on the unrest were in wretched health-advised.
“We want to interpret that the position of the manager is that, as articulated by the president, of an are attempting at an insurrection in the country,” acknowledged Ntshavheni.
“That standpoint is advised by discussions with the National Security Council, chaired by the president, from which he receives a briefing from the military command and other regulation enforcement companies.
“To that function we don’t know the attach a contrary look comes from. It’s miles now not a look supported by any information or by our regulation enforcement companies.”
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