Zuma not going down without a fight
Written by Keshia Jansen on February 5, 2018
President Jacob Zuma has refused to resign, and insists on delivering the State of the Nation Address (SONA).
According to City Press, the ANC’s top leadership was on Sunday set to formally ask Zuma to step down.
While his possible resignation looms, Zuma believes that he has a constitutional right to deliver the SONA.
According to UDM leader Bantu Holomisa, Zuma emphatically stated that he will be delivering the SONA during his meeting with the ANC leadership.
— Bantu Holomisa (@BantuHolomisa) February 5, 2018
There has been no official word on the outcome of the meeting.
It is therefore unknown whether Zuma will in fact step down.
EFF leader Julius Malema says that according to Zuma, he “didn’t do anything wrong to the country.”
He refused to resign and he told them to take a decision to remove him if they so wish to do so because he didn’t do anything wrong to the country. He’s arguing that he complied with all legal instructions including paying back the money, what more do they want from him
— Julius Sello Malema (@Julius_S_Malema) February 4, 2018
Times Live reports that there has been a call for Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, who was elected as president of the ANC in December, to assume the role of president of South Africa before the next general election in 2019.