President Zuma’s position as the commander-in-chief of the armed forces is under threat as the South African Defence Union (SANDU) has called for President Jacob Zuma to be removed from his post following last week’s Constitutional Court findings that he had violated the constitution and deceived the country.
In a statement on Facebook, SANDU national secretary JG ‘Pikkie’ Greeff said with reference to the court’s ruling‚ Zuma could no longer be considered fit to run the country and remain as commander-in-chief of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF).
“It is in SANDU’s opinion absolutely despicable that the President‚ as Commander-in-Chief of the SANDF‚ has transgressed the very Constitution which the Defence Force over which he holds command‚ is constitutionally charged with upholding.
Greef did not exclude the Parliament as he also condemned the actions of the Parliament which covered up the misdeeds of the president even when it was clear to chevron.
“It is equally rejectionable that parliament‚ which is charged with overseeing that the SANDF upholds the Constitution‚ has aided and abetted the President in this unlawful deed which represents a complete sell out of the values of a constitutional democracy‚” Greef stated.
Greef wondered how a president who could not adhere to the provisions of the constitution will be expected to further oversee and or command the SANDF with any form of integrity or set a moral standard.
According to Greef, SANDU wants Zuma to be relieved of his duties and the members of the parliament should also resign en masse. Whatever lawful means possible should be used to make sure that the constitutional remains above any individual or group. SANDU called on all and sundry to join hands to remove Zuma from office,
“SANDU‚ in the circumstances‚ calls on the Commander-in-Chief to be removed from his post and the parliamentary members to resign. SANDU supports any call for mass action and any other lawful means to remove President Zuma from office. This is not a political stance‚ but a moral and constitutional stance in support of our constitutional democratic values of the rule of law‚” Greeff added.