An attack on Zuma is an attack on us – Free State ANC

2016-04-12 16:22


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Bloemfontein – An attack on President Jacob Zuma is an attack on the whole ANC, Free State provincial executive committee member and Education MEC Tate Makgoe said on Tuesday.

"We have never seen a leader with humility like Zuma. We have never seen the most powerful [and] respected person coming in front of South Africans  young and old  black and white and said he made a mistake," said Makgoe.

Makgoe was briefing ANC supporters in the Free State regarding the Constitutional Court ruling.

He said Zuma did not act deliberately on the Nkandla situation, and was prepared to abide by the decision of the court.

"As the ANC, we know the president respects the Constitution... let us move on, the president never said he was going to defy the Constitution."

He said Zuma's apology displayed the party's character of humility and respect.

There have been widespread calls for Zuma to resign following the Constitutional Court ruling that he failed to uphold the Constitution when he did not comply with Public Protector Thuli Madonsela's remedial action regarding payment for the non-security upgrades to his Nkandla homestead.

Other prominent figures - including ANC stalwarts such as Ahmed Kathrada, Cheryl Carolus and Trevor Manuel - have called for Zuma to step down.

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