Embattled South African leader, President Jacob Zuma has maintained that he’s not the thief the country should be looking out for. Addressing hundreds of ANC supporters in Pietermaritzburg on Friday evening, He went on to reveal that he that he knows those who were stealing. Referring to the myriad of criticism he is facing‚ Zuma said the real thieves are always the ones to accuse others of stealing.
Referring to the myriad of criticism he is facing‚ Zuma said the real thieves are always the ones to accuse others of stealing.
“It’s like those who steal today — they say Zuma steals while they are the worst thieves. They have investigated me all over but they are finding nothing because I’m not doing anything. If they have found anything‚ it would be over [for me]. Those are the thieves and I know they are stealing. I’m just watching them. I know them‚” he said.
President Jacob Zuma told the KwaZulu-Natal Cadres’ forum not to worry when people speak ill of the ANC. According to Zuma, people lie and that was why he is not bothered when he is labeled a dog.
“Let’s stop worrying about nothing. I will always be here for better or for worse. You can lie and spread lies until they are all over Durban‚” he said.
Nevertheless, he said the ANC has the ability to evolve with the times and stand despite whatever people throw in its path.
Furthermore, Zuma lectured the ANC supporters about the global balance of forces. He said South Africa has many enemies because it chose to be independent and join the BRICS group.
“They know that Russia and China are not only the biggest economies in BRICS but they are permanent members of the [UN] security council whose vote can veto decisions. And us being part of that does not sit well. South Africa was also the one that pushed for the BRICS bank. They do not love us and that is why they want to destroy South Africa.”
For this reason, Zuma said they have tried so hard to bring his tenure to a premature end. The removal of Brazilian president, Dilmar Roussef through a vote of no confidence‚ downgrading of the Chinese economy and sanctions in Russia are enough evidence.