More and more strategy opening up by the day, in a renewed attempt to remove Zuma. ANC MPs should table their own motion of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma in Parliament, after the party’s National Executive Committee (NEC) decided not to recall Zuma this weekend, ANC stalwarts have said.

The stalwarts were deeply concerned that a significant number of the ANC leadership decided that Zuma’s recall should not be accepted, and decided to release a statement on Monday before the NEC press briefing at 14:00.

“These members of the NEC who did not stand up against the project of state capture have failed to uphold the oath that they took on joining the ANC; failed to implement the very clear policies of the ANC on corruption; failed those who fought against apartheid; failed the historical principles and practices of our movement, and failed to show the necessary qualities of leadership that the people of South Africa rightly expect from the party they have placed so much trust in,” the statement read.

The stalwarts felt the ANC’s name will continue to be tarnished as a result.

 

“We are aware that those who did not support the proposal for recall did so for different reasons.

“However, there is little doubt that the most vociferous support for the President would naturally have come from those most directly involved in the project of state capture and the associated web of factionalism and corruption.

“This group has yet again shown they clearly place their own narrow political and financial self-interests above those of the future of the ANC and to the detriment of the best interests of the country.”