Zuma Must Do The Right Thing, Says Gigaba


JOHANNESBURG – Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba says President Jacob Zuma must resign on Wednesday or face a no-confidence motion in Parliament.

Gibaga told CNN on Tuesday night that Zuma must do the right thing. The ANC’s highest decision-making body has recalled the President. In a statement issued by the party yesterday, ANC Secretary-General Ace Magashule said; the party has decided “To recall its deployee, Comrade Jacob Zuma, in accordance  with Rule of the ANC Constitution, which accords the NEC the authority to “recall any public representative”. There should be continuing interaction between the officials of the ANC and the President of the Republic.”

Meanwhile, there are speculations that Zuma would not go down without a fight. It was widely expected that Zuma will hold a press briefing today but the Presidency has denied any planned press conference. In statement issued by Zuma’s spokesperson, Dr Bongani Ngqulunga, “The media is advised that no official communication has been issued by the Presidency on a media briefing today by President Jacob Zuma as reported by media houses.”

Gigaba who was a Zuma staunch supporter told the international television station that the party will be forced to remove Zuma through a parliamentary process if he continues to defy the party.

The ANC caucus is meeting in Parliament to discuss the decision.