The ANC finally decided to give up on its former leader and current head of state, Jacob Zuma, and fired him as president, under the term that he was “recalled”.
Zuma, however, does not want to be fired and is just sticking to his position. If he does not submit his resignation himself, the ANC will have to remove him in a motion of no confidence in parliament.
Zuma has requested that he be given between three and six months to complete his business, including finalizing his duties at the African Union, and observers believe that it includes the Russian nuclear power contract. The ANC refused.
However, the ANC did not set a time frame for Zuma to accept that he was fired, and it has left further uncertainty about what will actually happen.
The ANC’s hesitation to act vigorously to remove Jacob Zuma, indicates great internal divisions in the ruling party and fears that the ANC leadership could divide if stronger action is taken against the president, “said Dr. Pieter Groenewald, leader of the FF Plus.
Dr. Groenewald says it is unacceptable that the ANC allows Zuma to keep them and the country hostage and the inability of the party in getting rid of him clearly indicates that the ANC is unable to rule as it is unable to solve its internal problems.
According to Dr. Groenewald, the president has been recalled, but nobody knows when he will go.
“The possibility that Zuma can get a reprieve for up to six months as head of state is unacceptable as he is desperate and is capable of causing major damage to the country. There is also no guarantee that he will keep his word and that he will clear his office after the six months.
“It is clear that the president refuses the ANC’s request to resign and Parliament will now have to be used to act against him, possibly by a motion of no confidence.
“However, it is important that the ANC itself brings this motion because the ruling party will not support the motion of an opposition party, in this case the EFF. If the EFF is serious about getting rid of the president they should withdraw there motion.
“It is a pity that a head of state, who has no credibility and who has caused so much damage to human relations and the country’s economy, is still allowed to cling to its position of power,” said Dr. Groenewald.
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