ANCYL in KZN accepts court ruling, forgives Zuma and will defend him 'no matter what'

2016-04-08 23:01
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Durban – The ANC Youth League in KwaZulu-Natal has accepted last week’s Constitutional Court ruling on the Nkandla matter which found that President Jacob Zuma flouted the Constitution. It also said on Friday that it forgave Zuma and was willing to defend him and the ANC "no matter what".

Addressing a special provincial executive committee meeting at the University of KwaZulu-Natal’s Edgewood Campus, provincial secretary Thandoxolo Sabelo said: “We have noted the half-baked analysis of those who claim to be experts while trying to convince society that the judgment amounts to the impeachment or the removal of the president from office.”

Sabelo said the judgment did not state that Zuma broke his oath of office.

“We understand that the EFF approached the court seeking a declaration order to the effect that the president had committed a serious transgression to the Constitution which amounts to breaking his oath of office and amounts to him being unfit for office … The Constitutional Court did not make such an order or prayer from the EFF and the DA.

“We want to assure the 'red ants' that our people are not fools and have rejected and read the judgment. The truth lasts longer than lies.

“Nowhere in the judgment does it imply that the president had breached his oath of office.”

Despite the growing calls for Zuma to resign coming from all corners of South Africa, the youth league reaffirmed its support for the president.

It said it was ready to defend Zuma and the “ANC against anything and anyone”.

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