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Zuma refuses to resign, saying: West wants me out

By Faeza
10 July 2017

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A report, obtained exclusively by City Press, reveals that the president was asked to step down by the ANC’s integrity commission. But he turned them down, saying only he could stop the West from capturing the ANC.

President Jacob Zuma has refused to step down after the ANC’s integrity commission asked him to do so, saying his resignation would allow Western governments to capture the party and betray the revolution.

This defence is outlined in a report, written by the commission and addressed to secretary-general Gwede Mantashe, following meetings between Zuma and the commission, which took place in December and April.

The six-page report is signed by ANC stalwart and Rivonia Trialist Andrew Mlangeni, in his capacity as the commission’s chairperson.

It is dated May 21 2017, a week before the last sitting of the ANC’s national executive committee (NEC) took place, in which Zuma survived yet another attempt to have him removed through a proposal to table a motion of no confidence in him. This was the second such attempt in the space of seven months.

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