‘Zuma’s recall long overdue’ – Thabo Mbeki Foundation

2018-02-14 09:46
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Thabo Mbeki Foundation (TMF) has welcomed the ANC’s decision to recall President Jacob Zuma and but said it’s long overdue.

TMF Head of Communications, Thami Ntenteni said, “We welcome the decision by the ANC to recall Jacob Zuma as its deployee I believe, it’s long overdue.”

“His tenure was marred by many things that were not in the interest of the country,” he said.

“He has broken his oath of office, the chaos in the state owned companies, implicated in the state capture report are a testament of that.”

“He has undermined state institutions and the constitution, all of these are not in the interests of South Africans.”

“Zuma himself had said in several occasions that he would respect the ANC decision if they decided to recall him as he was a disciplined cadre of the ANC,” Ntenteni said.  

He add that out of loyalty and respect for the ANC, Zuma must communicate with the National Assembly Speaker, Baleka Mbethe and “tender his resignation”.

The ANC’s National Executive Committee (NEC) confirmed at 2PM yesterday that it has taken a decision to recall President Zuma.

ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule – a known Zuma ally – told a media briefing at the party's headquarters‚ Chief Albert Luthuli House‚ that the decision was taken after exhaustive, 13-hour discussions on Monday through the night and into the early hours of this morning.

But at the moment there is uncertainty whether Zuma will resign or not. 

Magashule also said there was no deadline for Zuma to resign based on the NEC's decision. But he said there continuation of discussions but he emphasised that the decision was “final and one that cannot change”.

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