No Immunity For Zuma: DA

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The Democratic Alliance says it will not hesitate to approach courts and stop African National Congress (ANC) President, Cyril Ramaphosa from granting President Jacob Zuma any form of immunity.

“Should Ramaphosa choose to offer or purport to grant Zuma immunity from prosecution, the DA will not hesitate to go to court, we cannot condone or allow Zuma to escape accountability for breaking his oath of office and putting his friends and family above the best interests of the people of South Africa,” said the DA in a statement.

Ramaphosa who is reportedly negotiating President Zuma’s exit, has been urged by opposition parties to see to it that Zuma steps down, or face serious action, including what they describe as a ‘Zuma Shut Down’.

The DA believes these negotiations centre around granting Zuma immunity.

“To do so would be the most corrupt act imaginable and would demolish a cornerstone of our democracy, the rule of law,” the DA added.

Meanwhile, the Economic Freedom Fighters have written to the National speaker of Parliament, Baleka Mbete for a vote of no confidence against Zuma to be debated and voted upon, on Tuesday.