Increasingly, South Africans have expressed that President Zuma belongs in Prison.
While some citizens have ceaselessly called on Mr. President to step down, many have asserted that he should be locked up for several reasons.
Well, the embattled President has a message for all those anticipating his incarceration – he’s been behind bars before and isn’t scared of it -.
Precisely, President Zuma was quoted to have said: “I have spent a lot of time in jail. I am not scared of jail, I have been there.”
It’s on record that Mr. Zuma was jailed for 10 years at Robben Island with Nelson Mandela during apartheid. The President referred to that while he was addressing ANC supporters in Dumbe, Kwazulu-Natal over the weekend saying he wouldn’t be intimidated by the notion of being imprisoned.
According to President Zuma, the opposition parties are “using the courts to scare the ANC. We are not going to be intimidated,” he told his audience.
Meanwhile, the official opposition party is considering legal action following Parliament’s failure to schedule its motion of no confidence in President Zuma.
Chief Whip of the Democratic Alliance (DA) John Steenhuisen wailed that there is no reason why the motion of no confidence cannot proceed at the earliest possible convenience.
According to the Chief Whip, the Speaker’s failure to schedule the DA’s motion of no confidence is nothing but the latest effort by her office to shield the president from accountability.
“We would have hoped that the embarrassing defeats suffered by the Executive and Parliament more particularly in our courts of law would have shown the Speaker the futility of her delaying tactics.
“Sadly, Mbete doesn’t learn. We believe this latest ploy will only embolden those high-ranking ANC parliamentarians that have chosen to break rank in recent times to now support our motion, and put a stop to the kleptocratic, indefensible Zuma presidency,” Steenhuisen stated.