Zuma will finish his term - Mthethwa

2016-04-27 12:37
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Hundreds of people across the country gather to protest against President Jacob Zuma, calling for him to vacate his office.

Giyani - President Jacob Zuma will not be removed from office and will complete his second term, Arts and Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa said on Wednesday.

"No one is going to remove President Zuma from office," Mthethwa told thousands gathered at the Giyani Stadium for Freedom Day celebrations.

"President Zuma and his government have been elected and are expected to go out and renew the mandate of 2019 and it is going to be so."

Mthethwa said the Constitution of the country dictated that a president serve five years, and nothing would change that. He said those calling for Zuma to be recalled were trying to bypass the electoral system to claim a victory.

"The people today who want to take short cuts [after] being defeated in the ballot box by voting out the president by impeachment are not going to succeed. We will continue to lead," said Mthethwa.

He said the ANC was the only party that could take the Constitution of the country forward. He said small parties would not affect how people saw the ANC.

"There are no Mickey Mouse parties that will tell the electorate what to do. Those parties must know there is only one president for South Africa," he said.

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