The ANC said yesterday it believed there was no link between the recent attacks on the bodyguards of both former president Thabo Mbeki and former defence minister Mosiuoa Lekota.
The ANC's Brian Sokutu said both incidents were acts of criminality.
Meanwhile, Lekota has said there was nothing stopping him and other disgruntled members of the ANC forming another party. He was addressing a big crowd in Cape Town on Saturday.
Police have confirmed that a case of armed robbery and attempted kidnapping was being investigated following the alleged abduction of Lekota's bodyguard.
"A case of armed robbery and attempted kidnapping was reported at Hammanskraal police station on Saturday. We are investigating," said senior superintendent Vish Naidoo.
On Friday, Lekota said that Sello Mpyaatona was abducted by armed gunmen at Soshanguve Section JJ in Pretoria on Friday morning.
"He left the surgery at 9am. As he was driving back, a car flicked its lights behind him. The occupants gestured to him to stop, which he did. A man got out, carrying a large envelope.
"Sello saw the barrel of a gun through a hole in the envelope. He was ordered into the driving seat of his car, and the gunman got in behind him," Lekota said.
"Sello was directed to follow a gravel road and later ordered to stop in a field. After searching the car, they took two cellphones, a watch, R5000, and the car keys.
"One of the abductors told him, 'this party you and Lekota want to form, you will form in heaven'."
Lekota said the remark about a new party was made by one of the gunmen before they left. - Sapa