BuzzSouthAfrica has confirmed that leaders of SA opposition parties are in a meeting discussing President Jacob Zuma’s doom.
Yesterday, the leader of the Democratic Alliance (DA) party, Mmusi Maimane hinted at the coming together of the parties to fight Mr Zuma and remove his as the leader of the nation.
At a press conference, the DA leader lamented thus: “We are fast running out of time to save our country from the clutches of the Zuma administration and its Gupta bosses. Now, more than ever, we need to push on in removing Zuma from power.”
In line with that, the DA leader revealed that he will be leading thousands of South Africans on a march to the ANC HQ at Luthuli House on Friday, 7 April 2017.
The purpose of the march, he said, is to inspire the ANC to support the DA’s Motion of No Confidence in Jacob Zuma. The motion will soon be tabled in the Parliament.
Also, the DA leader disclosed that he has convened a meeting with the leaders of all opposition parties in Parliament. According to him, the essence of the meeting is for the parties to come together and decide on the way forward in removing Jacob Zuma from office.
“…This meeting will be held on Monday, 3 April 2017, in Johannesburg.
“Together, as South Africans from all walks of life, we must stand up for the Constitution, and everything it represents. We must build a fair society in which every single South African – no matter the circumstances of their birth – can live a life they truly value.
“For this to occur, we must be resolute in our commitment to change, which will require all of us as South Africans to work together in building the shared future we all dream of,” contended the DA leader.
Now, it has emerged that the leaders of the opposition parties represented in Parliament are meeting at Marks Park Sports Club, Judith Road, Emmarentia, Johannesburg to discuss Jacob Zuma’s doom.
Confirming this, a statement from the DA related that the meeting was necessitated by “Jacob Zuma’s hostile takeover of the Treasury and his consistent disregard for the people of South Africa, the Constitution and the economy.”
The statement further disclosed that “the leaders will discuss, among other things, the Motion of No Confidence and the possibility of joint mass action.”
Meanwhile, reports have it that civil rights groups will occupy SA streets today to agitate against the cabinet reshuffle. As learnt, Save South Africa, Secton-27 and Corruption Watch are some of the organisations that will lead the mass protest.
Reacting to the mass protests, ANC Youth League remarked that “it is odd that those who often pretend to be defenders of the constitution are the very same people who are now attacking the constitution when they are unhappy with the exercise of the powers bestowed by it.
“Unfortunately for them, democracy is about mass mobilisation and winning the elections.
“Some believe that just because they have a briefcase, a fax, a telephone, internet connection, a website and social media accounts, they can now somehow co-govern with the democratically elected President. It will not happen,” charged the Youth League.