South Africa 6.4.2016 09:18 am

Zuma protected by people acting like ‘gangsters’

President Jacob Zuma arrives in Parliament for the State of the Nation Address, Cape Town.12/02/2015 . (Photo: DoC)

President Jacob Zuma arrives in Parliament for the State of the Nation Address, Cape Town.12/02/2015 . (Photo: DoC)

“We are have plans to stage a march to demand the removal of Zuma,” said Shivambu.

South Africa is facing a huge crisis caused by one individual in President Jacob, who is surrounded and protected by people acting like gangsters.

This is the view of EFF chief whip in Parliament, Floyd Shivambu.

Speaking during an interview on SA FM on Wednesday morning, Shivambu said should Parliament fail to take disciplinary action against Zuma, they will have no choice but to approach the Constitutional Court, accusing ANC officials of deliberately misreading the court ruling on the much talked about Nkandla matter.

“We are also mobilising the society at large with plans to stage a march to the Union Buildings to demand for the removal of Zuma.

“We can no longer allow a situation where one individual is more important than the Constitution and the rule of law because if we do so, then the country will generate into lawlessness,” Shivambu said.

ANC chief whip, Jackson Mthembu said there is no basis to recall Zuma.

He said court ruling on the controversial Nkandla matter rather provided the ANC in Parliament an opportunity to look critically at itself.

“The Constitution says the President can be removed only if he has seriously violated the law or where there is serious misconduct on his part.

“There is no mention by the Constitutional Court that indeed the President committed a serious breach of the Constitution…in fact if these parties would go back to their respective legal counsel, they will get this interpretation,” he said.

The DA’s Mike Waters said they can no longer allow a situation where the ANC uses its majority to protect the President in Parliament.-stevent@citizen.co.za

 

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