ANC Youth League in KwaZulu-Natal has demanded of Daddy Zuma to immediately reshuffle Cabinet and get a stronghold of his presidency.
KZN ANCYL call follows the ANC national executive committee (NEC) meeting where Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom raised a motion for Zuma to step down as South Africa’s President.
Speaking for KZN ANCYL, Thanduxolo Sabelo uttered that the Cabinet reshuffling ought to have been done on Tuesday immediately after the national executive committee meeting.
To Sabelo, the ministers who said they no longer have confidence in Zuma must resign.
“They must not threaten to resign, they must resign. We urge them to resign quickly because you cannot work with someone you cannot trust, especially your boss. You work at the liberty of your boss, so they must recuse themselves,” he said.
The ANCYL provincial secretary urged President Zuma to reshuffle the Cabinet. He said:
“President Jacob Zuma must reshuffle the Cabinet as soon as possible. We actually think the decision has been delayed. It is already Wednesday today, the Cabinet should have been reshuffled on Tuesday.
The president is still very comfortable in the NEC, he still enjoys a lot of power. He needs to reshuffle the Cabinet with immediate effect.”
Sabelo also advocated that the ANC must learn from its past mistakes. He remarked that the decision to remove Mbeki caused a huge problem for the ANC.
And with that, asserted that “anyone who thinks removing Zuma, who is more popular than Mbeki was, would not cause a problem for the ANC…does not love the ANC. “
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More-so, Sabelo argued that ANC NEC’s decision to retain Zuma as President was the perfect move.
He pointedout that the NEC is not the correct platform to discuss whether President Zuma must proceed as the president of the country or not.
“A decision was taken at the national conference of the ANC that the president of the ANC will be the president of the county. Therefore the NEC is not above the congress, it cannot reverse that decision. It would have been out-of-place in the NEC,” he stated.