Zuma speaks out after ANC recall, calls it unfair

Zuma broke his silence on Wednesday to say that efforts to oust him were "very unfair"

Zuma speaks out after ANC recall, calls it unfair

Zuma broke his silence on Wednesday to say that efforts to oust him were "very unfair"

14 February 2018 Wednesday 15:59
Zuma speaks out after ANC recall, calls it unfair

By Azania Post Reporter

South African President Jacob Zuma has questioned the efforts by his ruling ANC officials to removing him from the office without explaining to him what he has done wrong.

Zuma broke his silence on Wednesday to say that efforts to oust him were "very unfair", hours after police raided the home of a business family suspected of using its ties to the South African President to influence Cabinet appointments and land state contracts.

"It was very unfair to me that this issue is raised," he said in an unannounced live TV interview on SABC shortly after midday E.A.T.

"Nobody has ever provided the reasons. Nobody is saying what I have done."

The nation is awaiting word on whether Mr Zuma will obey his party's order to leave office.

Mr Zuma said the ruling African National Congress had not followed party procedures in trying to unseat him.

"I need to be furnished on what I've done," Mr Zuma said. "What is this hurry?"

Zuma also claimed that he agreed last week with Cyril Ramaphosa, the ANC party president who is expected to replace him as South Africa's leader, on a delayed resignation.

Earlier, the ANC said it would support a motion of no-confidence in him brought by an opposition party on Thursday if he does not resign beforehand.

Parliament says National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete has agreed to move the EFF's motion of no confidence in President Zuma to tomorrow.

She has declined their request for a secret ballot and decided that voting will be by an open ballot.

ANC chief whip Jackson Mthembu said the party would back an opposition move to censure Zuma in the country's parliament in Cape Town on Thursday hoped a new president could be sworn in on the same day.

It is expected that the ANC will nominate party leader Cyril Ramaphosa as the nation's president and schedule a State of the Nation address on Friday.

The move came as South African police raided the luxury home of the Gupta brothers, wealthy allies of Zuma who have been accused of using their ties with the President for financial gain, in what appeared to be parallel effort to force Zuma's resignation.

Azania Post

Updated: 14.02.2018 17:00
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