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President Jacob Zuma insists on not yielding to people’s call for his resignation, saying resigning is not part of the Zulu culture.

The president, who was speaking in reply to his brother Michael Zulu’s persuasive plea for him to resign for the sake of his life, said he would rather die than hand over power.

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A close source to the Zuma family disclosed that President Zuma said it would be disgraceful to the Zulu culture if he heeds people’s call for resignation. The President said Zulus don’t quit.

“Ngeke, resigning? Then I call myself a Zulu? No it will never happen; I will die fighting than disgrace the Zulu people” Zuma reportedly said.

There have been open calls from all over the country for the president to step down so that a more capable hand will take over and lead SA back to it’s former glories.

President Zuma’s brother, Michael related on Sunday the family’s concern over how Zuma risks his life by turning blind eye to the public’s growing anger against him.

Another ANC veteran Winnie Mandela called for a fresh leadership in the party for the sake of the country.