Zuma must apologise for 'ANC comes first ' comment - DA

2015-11-08 15:28
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Johannesburg - President Jacob Zuma's comments that the ANC comes first and the country second is a violation of his oath of office, the Democratic Alliance said on Sunday.

The official opposition party wanted Zuma to retract the comment and apologise.

"This is unbecoming of a President who has sworn an oath to be faithful to the Republic of South Africa," DA MP Kobus Marais said in a statement.

"It is this kind of sentiment that allows for abuse of power - to the detriment of ordinary citizens - in the name of the ANC."

Speaking at the African National Congress KwaZulu-Natal conference on Saturday, Zuma said he believed his party came before the country.

"I argued one time with someone who said the country comes first and I said as much as I understand that I think my organisation, the ANC, comes first," he said in his capacity as ANC president.

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