Ministers not expressing lack of trust in me - Zuma

2016-09-13 17:58
President Jacob Zuma. (AFP)

President Jacob Zuma. (AFP)

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Cape Town – President Jacob Zuma has not heard any minister expressing a lack of confidence in him, he said on Tuesday.

“I haven’t heard the ministers saying they have no confidence in the president. I have heard voices, people raising their own views and they have a right to them, but they have not explained what these issues are,” he told MPs during a question and answer session in the National Assembly.

He was answering a question from UDM leader Bantu Holomisa on an apparent lack of trust in his leadership among Cabinet members and party structures.

Holomisa asked a supplementary question on how the presidential state-owned companies co-ordinating council would interact with the inter-ministerial committee on state-owned entities.

“It is not so much about the structural arrangement of the state entities, but more about lack of trust in your leadership, sadly by some of your Cabinet members and your party structures, who are calling for you to be recalled.

“How is your chairpersonship of the envisaged council going to deal with the lost confidence and end what your deputy calls a government at war with itself?” Holomisa asked.

Government was not at war with itself, Zuma said.

The views about his leadership did not affect the government’s work, he told MPs.

“But politicians have a right to raise issues about you, me, or everyone,” he said.

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