“We are saying as a people‚ we want a leader that cannot be found wanting by the highest court in the land‚” she said.
Last year the Constitutional Court found Zuma failed to uphold‚ defend and respect the Constitution as the supreme law of the land in his handling of former Public Protector Thuli Madonsela’s State of Capture report‚ which found he unduly benefitted from the R246-million upgrade to his Nkandla home.
Ndileka joined thousands of people at the Caledonian stadium in Arcadia‚ Pretoria‚ on Thursday‚ Freedom Day‚ using the holiday to intensify the campaign to oust Zuma.
She said what really brought her to the rally‚ as a concerned citizen and a social activist‚ was the suffering she witnessed in the rural areas of the Eastern Cape.
“I work with rural communities…I know how they suffer the indignities and it was promised to our people that there would be jobs and education but yet they are studying in dilapidated schools and under trees‚” she said.
Ndileka said it was a day of celebration but also a day of reminding government to account to the people.
She had a message for ANC MPs participating in the vote of no confidence debate against Zuma in parliament: “Vote with your conscience‚ uphold the legacy of our founding fathers. Be moral and ethical leaders that would do the right thing to take our country forward.”
Also joining the rally organised by the Freedom Movement‚ a multi-party and civil society drive‚ was Mandela’s former private secretary‚ Zelda la Grange.