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Maimane calls on SA to stand together against 'Zuma Inc'

Roxanne Henderson | 2016-10-16 13:49:50.0
Leader of the Democratic Alliance (DA) Mmusi Maimane.
Image by: SIPHIWE SIBEKO / REUTERS

The Democratic Alliance will table a motion requesting Parliament's support for the Treasury and the fight against corruption and state capture.

This is according to the party's leader Mmusi Maimane‚ who again called for President Jacob Zuma to step down when he addressed the media on Sunday afternoon.

“We are going to be tabling a motion in Parliament for debate [to] debate whether Parliament can do its job in support of National Treasury and ensuring that we fight corruption.

“The role of Parliament is absolutely critical … if we fail to have a working Parliament we also allow the project of state capture‚ as envisaged by Jacob Zuma‚ to then continue further to Parliament. We want to prevent National Treasury from being incorporated into Zuma Inc.‚" Maimane said.

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Maimane called on African National Congress chief whip Jackson Mthembu and other senior party leaders to join the DA's call for Zuma to resign.

“Governing in the interests of the people has become a distant concern for Jacob Zuma. For South Africa to navigate its way out of crisis‚ in the face [of] a government escalating a war with itself‚ we need the right leadership at the helm of our country. Jacob Zuma has failed to provide that needed leadership and he will not do so in the next coming weeks‚ or months‚ or certainly in the future of this country.

“He remains a critical and single most important impediment to our country's success. That's why‚ more than ever before‚ the call for him to step down must be joined by South Africans of all walks. For South Africa to move forward Jacob Zuma must go.

“For ANC MPs and Cabinet ministers who reserve their outrage in selective quotes in Sunday newspapers‚ they must make their voices heard when it matters most and they must join us in this call for Jacob Zuma to go.”

- TMG Digital

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