'Mantashe never referred to Mbeki'

The ANC has taken issue with a Sapa story on Tuesday, saying it incorrectly attributed certain comments to President Thabo Mbeki.

The ANC has taken issue with a Sapa story on Tuesday, saying it incorrectly attributed certain comments to President Thabo Mbeki.

ANC general secretary Gwede Mantashe was quoted as saying: "I would say it was a dangerous mistake [by Mbeki], I don't think he tried to embarrass us."

ANC spokesman Steyn Speed said yesterday: "At no point in his comments on the release of the statement by the presidency did Mantashe refer to President Mbeki. - Sapa

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