Zuma Must Fall Campaign: Pres. Zuma has lifted the lid on what it takes to push him out of power.
The number one citizen stated that he would resign if asked to do so by the leadership of the governing party.
“I want to tell you now, my friends that if you tell me to step down tomorrow, I will…I will remain an ANC member until I die. There is a short period left until I finish the task I was given by the ANC.
A new president will come in in December, elected by the ANC. Even if you say I must leave, I will leave with a clear heart. I’ll be ANC until I die and do work without a salary because I’ll be getting pension…I’ll work hard, be there and use my strength to debate,” he said during his 75th birthday celebration.
The embattled president iterated that he will continue to work hard at the branch level; serve the ANC till he dies.
He also lashed out some ANC comrades for betraying him. The president lamented that trust no longer exists in the ruling party like before, saying he’ll rather trust a stone than his comrades.
Though he declined to mention names but it was apparent that he was referring to some of his cabinet ministers and some members of ANC’s alliance partners.
He said: “In all the many years that I had been a member of the ANC, I had seen a lot and I had heard a lot. But I have learned to trust a stone; rather than another human being. A stone Is more trustworthy because if you left it in one place; you would find it in the same place years later.”
Zuma, who has been on a bumpy ride since after his recent cabinet reshuffle is being criticized by his party members. However, the unfazed president says he’s not worried by the mass actions against him.
“They attack me, but in reality, they are attacking the ANC; because it is in power and they want that power. When you kill a snake you hit it on the head and that is exactly what they are doing. They target me because I am the head of the ANC.”