How can 'man of God' Maimane refuse to forgive Zuma - KZN Youth League

2016-04-05 10:56
DA leader Mmusi Maimane (File, News24)

DA leader Mmusi Maimane (File, News24)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Durban – DA leader Mmusi Maimane is a hypocrite for not accepting President Jacob Zuma’s apology, the ANCYL in KwaZulu-Natal said on Tuesday.

"We wonder what kind of a man of God fails to forgive his fellow man whilst seeking forgiveness from God on a daily basis?" provincial secretary Thanduxolo Sabelo said in a statement.

Maimane is a preacher and elder at the Liberty Church in Randburg, Johannesburg. He was not immediately available to comment on the youth league’s statement.

The league said they supported Zuma, accepted his apology and said he had showed true leadership.

In a televised address on Friday, Zuma apologised to the nation for the way he had handled the Nkandla matter.

The Constitutional Court ruled on Thursday that Zuma flouted the Constitution when he failed to comply with Public Protector Thuli Madonsela's remedial action on the upgrades to his Nkandla homestead. The court ruled that the National Assembly similarly failed in its constitutional duty when it set aside Madonsela's report.

Zuma received a warm welcome at a drought relief Imbizo in Melmoth at the weekend, his first public appearance after the apology. 

Sabelo said they were inspired by Zuma’s "sense of responsibility" when faced with criticism from those driving a narrow agenda for regime change.

The youth league said the matter provided a lesson for the nation on the powers of Chapter 9 institutions like the Public Protector.

Sabelo said the ANCYL wished Zuma well in his work until 2019. 

Read more on:    da  |  anc  |  ancyl  |  jacob zuma  |  mmusi maimane  |  nkandla upgrade

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.