African National Congress national executive committee member Lindiwe Sisulu‚ the Human Settlements Minister‚ has received two threats of assassination for daring to question President Jacob Zuma during internal meetings‚ while ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe and chief whip Jackson Mthembu are getting threatening SMS’s.
This is according to Friday’s Mail&Guardian. The report said Sisulu had been advised of the death threats allegedly made in June and October last year – by the security establishment and this was partly why she was trying to stay under the radar on the succession debate.
Some pundits believe she could be rival to Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma as a female choice to lead the party.
Mantashe and Mthembu are being accused of tarnishing Zuma’s name. The report stated that Mthembu was receiving messages stating “we will deal with you”.