“They say I am a dog, but I have two legs not four. I don’t have a tail or a snout,” President Zuma told a gathering at People’s Park.
The President was attending a prayer gathering organised in his honour at the Moses Mabhida Stadium, in Durban. Speaking in isiZulu, Mr Zuma remarked that all the agaitation about him being corrupt is the doing of third forces.
President Zuma asserted that it is more profitable for all the anti-Zuma campaigns to focus on the issues troubling workers and the poor instead of wasting time on abusing him and the ANC in the public.
“They say all sorts of accusations about this dog, saying I am corrupt, I steal, without a shred of evidence of this theft. There is a problem in this country of people who are saying we are in crisis…
“Those saying that the ANC is in crisis must come to Zuma and tell Zuma that he is no longer leading well,” he said.
To President Zuma, it’s surprising that members of ANC would join opposition parties and spend much time talking about the ANC.
“The funny thing” he said, “is that those who voted against the ANC have not changed; they continue being against us, they do not surprise us.
The surprise comes from those who are part of the ANC who start talking things that are incomprehensible and they don’t say these things in the right places,” wailed Zuma
Mr President futher lamented that ANC’s alliance partners aren’t treating the ANC the ideal way.
“Never has the ANC talked about discussing one of the alliance partners. We talk about matters of the ANC, by the ANC; we don’t utter the name of another organisation.
“These unusual actions indicate that there is a third force that these people report to…I’m not saying much but it is suspicious,” stated Zuma.
Having said that, President Zuma urged SA religious leaders to quit their harsh criticism of political leaders and pray for them.
He said: “At times you hear religious leaders say things that a priest should not say. Religious leaders must pray for us political leaders when we go astray and not criticise us like some are doing, calling us criminals or idiots or Satan.”