Gugu Gumede is in the news after a voice message surfaced, apparently threatening to prevent her from following in her late mother's political footsteps.
There is a scheme to prevent the Uzalo actress from contesting her late mother Zanele KaMagwaza-position Msibi's as NFP leader, according to reports. The Daily Sun obtained an audio message in which a man stated that Gugu could not be allowed to believe the NFP belonged to her family.
“Gugu needs to be reminded that this is our party, not her family stokvel,” says the narrator. Gugu referred the Sun Team to Canaan Mdletshe, the party's spokesman, who said he wasn't sure the note was written by a party member.
“Perhaps it is someone who is exploiting the passing of our president to sow discord and division in the run-up to the elections.” Gugu probably didn't want to take over the celebration when she spoke at her mother's burial and promised to carry on her mother's legacy, she claimed.
“She was speaking as a daughter, not as a presidential candidate advertising. We are too preoccupied with our election campaign to devote time looking for the individual who left the note,” Mdletshe explained.
“However, if members agree with the viewpoint expressed in the voice note, we will need to convene and debate the matter.” Gugu addressed members on her mother's behalf after she suffered a stroke in 2014.
Mdletshe, on the other hand, claimed that this did not imply that she was being groomed to replace her late mother's shoes.
“Our president would ask anyone from the NFP to speak for her, and Gugu was one of them.” Gugu was familiar with party processes, according to NFP KZN secretary Zandile Myeni.
“She understands the procedures to follow if she wants to be president. I know her as someone who is pursuing a career in the entertainment industry.”
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