The African National Congress Youth League has dubbed the Democratic Alliance leader, Mmusi Maimane a ‘hypocrite’ for refusing to forgive President Zuma.
Speaking via a statement on Tuesday, KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Secretary Thanduxolo Sabelo said the league is yet to fathom why the opposition leader had refused to forgive President Zuma whereas he [Maimane] kneels before God for forgiveness on daily basis.
Sabelo said, “we wonder what kind of a man of God fails to forgive his fellow man whilst seeking forgiveness from God on a daily basis?”
Mmusi Maimane worships with the Liberty Church in Randburg, Johannesburg, where he is a preacher and an elder. However, he is yet to respond to the league’s statement.
The league via the statement reiterated that they are solidly behind Zuma after his apology and added that his action depicts that he is a true leader. They also wished Zuma well in his endeavour until 2019.
Sabelo said they were inspired by Zuma’s “sense of responsibility” when faced with criticism from those driving a narrow agenda for regime change.
Meanwhile, following Zuma’s televised apology to the country on Nkandla case on Friday, the ANC National Working Committee (NWC) said they have accepted President Jacob Zuma’s apology. The committee however added that it’s now up to the branches to decide whether they will do the same.
“We will go to the branches and explain to them and say that we have discussed the matter and this is the conclusion we came to. Our branches will have the right to object.” ANC secretary-general Gwede Mantashe said.
Mantashe however added that “What comes out of the branches will be taken seriously”.
However, despite Zuma’s apology, DA’s Maimane seemed not have satisfied his urge for Zuma’s demise, as he has continued to push the president harder to a tight corner. The leader has also called on all ANC members, who still value their oaths to throw their weight behind Zuma’s impeachment move.
He said, “the DA calls on those ANC Members of Parliament who still value their oaths to uphold the Constitution to support the Motion of Impeachment. Zuma and the Constitution cannot coexist,” he said.
Dark clouds have continued to thicken over Zuma’s head lately, but it seems the beleaguered leader still has some supporters left on his side. Over the weekend, he received a warm welcome at a drought relief Imbizo in Melmoth. for the first time after his televised apology to the country.
In Melmoth, Zuma urged black South Africans to use their vote to make a change. He noted that black people are usually too lazy to go out and register to vote, whereas reverse is the case in the midst of the whites.