Tell Zuma what he has done‚ says Zille

14 February 2018 - 15:47 By Naledi Shange
Helen Zille. File photo.
Helen Zille. File photo.

The Democratic Alliance's Helen Zille on Wednesday said that President Jacob Zuma should be furnished with reasons why his party wanted him removed from his presidential seat.

Zille took to Twitter‚ saying: "This is a very good point. The ANC must articulate the wrongdoing so that South Africa knows that constitutionalism is protected."

She was responding to one Twitter user’s comments that it was important for the ANC to articulate what Zuma had done wrong in order to ensure these are not repeated in future.

In an exclusive interview with the SABC‚ Zuma said he had not rebelled against the party by ignoring their calls to step down - but he was simply in disagreement with their move to sack him‚ saying they had failed to give him reasons as to why he should hand in his resignation.

"I think it is unfair‚" he said of the decision.

"It is the first time I feel a decision [by the ruling party] is not right and I disagree with it‚" he added.

Chief whips of the DA, EFF and IFP have commented on the motion on a vote of no confidence against Jacob Zuma, which will be heard in Parliament on Thursday.