African National Congress (ANC) veterans have urged ANC Members of Parliament to vote with the Democratic Alliance on their Motion of No Confidence against President Jacob Zuma.
ANC stalwart and member of the uMkhonto weSizwe high command, Mavuso Msimang said the motion is an opportunity for the ANC mps who want to run the organisation accordingly.
“When our President gets so errant you would expect that a living organisation would find a way of gracefully removing him,” said Msimanga
“On the NEC there are people who want the ANC to run according to its traditional values, they’re drowned by a cacophony of noise that’s coming from people who have everything to lose if Zuma went. So will find ourselves having to oppose the DA because it’s the DA, yes I would say we should vote for the removal of this person,” he added.
DA’s Motion of No Confidence against Zuma confirmed
The DA is set to continue with their Motion of No Confidence in President Jacob Zuma debate.
DA Chief Whip John Steenhuisen confirmed that National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete had decided to schedule the debate, he said he received a written confirmation from Parliament.
This follows after the Party said it would resort to legal actions since the Parliament had failed to schedule their debate.
The DA’s no confidence debate was ignited by the release of the State Capture report which has implicated that the President has some shady dealings with the controversial Gupta family.
Following the release of the report and its revelations, African National Congress members, Opposition parties and civil society groups have been calling on Zuma to resign.
DA leader Mmusi Maimane said: “This is not a DA motion. This is not an ANC motion. This is a non-partisan motion that affords all 400 members of Parliament the opportunity to either speak for the people, or to protect Jacob Zuma and his corruption. The President was elected by Parliament, and thus must be removed by Parliament”.
The motion of no confidence debate is scheduled to take place on Thursday.