To Mmusi Maimane, the Public Protector’s report into State Capture confirms that South Africa is governed by a mafia.
The DA leader said the country is led by a criminal syndicate deeply interlinked with private crony interests that it is no longer possible to distinguish between the two.
He proclaimed that it’s time for Parliament to fire Jacob Zuma and his mafia syndicate.
“This mafia steals from the poor, redirecting opportunities away from hard-working South Africans to those who have our President’s in their pocket: a wealthy, connected elite with no care for the 8.9 million jobless South Africans and the devastating inequality our country faces today.”
”This should leave every South African incensed with anger. I am angry.”
”There must be consequences for this conduct. It cannot be business as usual, with disingenuous lip-service and selective outrage that disappears with the news-cycle,” stated the DA leader.
Maimane remarked that a leader with a conscience, committed to his oath of office, and the Constitution, would not have to think twice about what to do following the release of the report.
“There should have been only one official statement from the Presidency yesterday evening: a full and unconditional apology and an announcement of his resignation effective immediately.
But this will not come because this is not a man of integrity. This is a man who is prepared to sell his country to the highest bidder. This is a puppet of cronyism and corruption.”
He said that it is time for the elected representatives of the people of South Africa to use the power they have, in terms of the Constitution and fire Jacob Zuma immediately. Already, the DA has tabled a motion of no confidence in the president.
The motion will be debated in the National Assembly on the 10th of this month.