Cry, the Beloved Country: Resign, Mr Zuma, say MPs

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Cape Town – The DA, IFP and UDM called on President Jacob Zuma to immediately resign, following Standard & Poor’s decision to downgrade South Africa’s sovereign credit rating to sub-investment grade late on Monday. 

DA leader Mmusi Maimane said in a statement the ratings agency’s decision is a clear vote of no confidence in Zuma and a “direct result” of his decision to remove former finance minister Pravin Gordhan and his deputy Mcebisi Jonas in the early hours of Friday morning. 

“President Zuma should resign immediately to allow a new administration to stabilise our economy, and to stanch this growing crisis,” Maimane said.

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