Naidoo and Dadoo families ask ANC to distance itself from Zuma

2016-04-14 22:42
President Jacob Zuma (File, GCIS)

President Jacob Zuma (File, GCIS)

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Johannesburg – The families of former chairperson of the South African Communist Party, Dr Yusuf Dadoo, and former chairperson of the Transvaal Peace Council, Naransamy Naidoo, have written to ANC secretary general, Gwede Manthashe, asking that the party "unequivocally" distance itself from President Jacob Zuma.

The letter was sent on behalf of Dadoo’s daughter, Roshan, as well as on behalf of Naidoo’s children, Prema and Shanthi.

“It is our concern that there continues to be a move away from the principles and values that underpin the African National Congress as enshrined in the Freedom Charter. The political goals of improving the lives of all ordinary South Africans have become subservient to narrow personal interests,” they wrote.

The families said while they had no regard for the policies of opposition parties, they did not believe those parties or the media were to blame for Zuma's actions and the subsequent response from the national executive committee (NEC).

“The President himself is responsible for contravening his oath of office by failing to uphold, defend and respect the Constitution. The internal ANC processes to ensure integrity of office bearers have failed to bring its President to account.”

They accused the ANC’s leadership of acting with “impunity” and said this had caused tendencies of racism, xenophobia, sexism and corruption to “flourish”.

“We are therefore asking the ANC leadership to unequivocally distance itself from the President and his actions and deal with the underlying issues that have led to state capture and brought our movement and our country to the brink.”

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