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Johannesburg - President Jacob Zuma is more focused on vested interests than the welfare of South Africans and should resign, former president Kgalema Motlanthe said.

Motlanthe, 67, said in interviews at Bloomberg’s Johannesburg office that a breakdown in the African National Congress’s democratic values under Zuma and a ruling by the Constitutional Court last year that he violated his oath of office by failing to repay taxpayer money on his Nkandla homestead showed that Zuma should no longer run the country.

“He doesn’t come across as someone who thinks about what is in the national interests or what is in the organisational interests, but seems to be driven by an agenda based on vested interests,” Motlanthe said. “That’s why to an observer there’s a measure of irrationality to what he does.”

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