The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) has called on President Jacob Zuma and three of his cabinet ministers to quickly resign over their incompetence at their respective positions in the government.
The Trade Union said that President Zuma, Minister of Mining Mosebenzi Zwane‚ Minister of Public Service and Administration Faith Muthambi and Minister of Social Development and leader of the ANCWL Bathabile Dlamini have failed the citizens and the country – thus, they should step down.
According to the Union, these ministers need to follow Mduduzi Manana’s footstep and resign.
The union’s statement reads:
“Cosatu has noted the resignation of Higher Education Deputy Minister Mduduzi Manana after allegedly being given an ultimatum by President Jacob Zuma. We welcome this resignation and believe that it will send a strong message to men in general, especially those in positions of power to learn to treat women with respect and also to stop gender based violence.
“We hope that the president can also exert the same pressure to other incompetent and failing ministers in his cabinet. We would like to see ministers such as [Mineral Resources Minister] Mosebenzi Zwane, [Public Service and Administration Minister] Faith Muthambi, and [Social Development Minister] Bathabile Dlamini also being held accountable for their failures. The president himself needs to step down and such a decision will be very helpful to the country and its economy.”
Cosatu, which is in an alliance with the South African Communist Party (SACP) and the African National Congress (ANC) said it’s no longer comfortable with a “cult-like political system” playing in the country.
This trend, it alleged, makes offenders who are in Zuma’s good books to easily get away with crimes. “We afford to have selective accountability and selective outrage,” it added.