Johannesburg – The ANC is worried about the effect President Jacob Zuma will have on the party’s performance in this year’s elections, a Johannesburg city official said on Wednesday.
“The president needs to consider the impact he has on our country,” said mayoral committee member for urban management, Ros Greeff.
“We do feel that we are going to have a problem with the upcoming elections.”
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She was speaking at a discussion between four political parties on their plans for the city after the August 3 local government elections. The event was hosted by the Jewish Board of Deputies.
Greeff said Zuma should do the right thing, but could not say what the right thing was.
DA mayoral candidate Herman Mashaba, Cope leader Mosiuoa Lekota, and ACDP MP Steven Swart took part in the debate. Greeff was standing in for ANC mayoral candidate Parks Tau.
The EFF declined to attend the event without giving a reason.
Greeff said the Nkandla controversy and the possibility of Zuma facing corruption charges would affect the ANC’s votes.
Mashaba said Zuma was bad news.