The president has obviously snared himself into what might turn out to be his biggest undoing when he dismissed Nene as the Finance Minister. Despite his re-appointment of Pravin Gordhan to quell the outrage of replacing Nene with David Van Rooyen, South Africans are apparently not pleased as they are bent on removing Zuma as the leader of the Nation. According to emerging reports, the #ZumaMustFall campaign is not over. South Africans united by the #ZumaMustFall rage on social media have planned to conduct several marches and picnic all over the nation as a revolt against Jacob Zuma.
As several Facebook groups have been mobilizing users for the protest against the president since the Nene incident, EWN uncovered that “marches have been planned in Pretoria, Cape Town and Port Elizabeth, where Zuma is expected to deliver a Day of Reconciliation address on Wednesday.” Whereas “a group, Unite against Corruption, has called on Capetonians to come out in their numbers to support an anti-Zuma picnic at the Company’s Gardens on Wednesday.
Corresponding with that, the DA leader, Mmusi Maimane wrote to the Speaker of the National Assembly, Baleka Mbete MP, demanding on behalf of South Africa that the National Assembly debate a Motion of No Confidence in President Jacob Zuma at the first sitting opportunity in 2016.
Pointing out that the nation has entirely lost confidence in Jacob Zuma as the president, Mmusi stated that South Africans cannot wait until the scheduled 12 February 2016 for parliament to and deal with the failing confidence inJacob Zuma. “I have therefore also petitioned the Speaker to do everything necessary to bring forward the opening of Parliament to at least the second week of January 2016. South African cannot wait for answers while Parliament remains closed for extended holidays.”
The DA leader argued that even the ANC itself has expressed a lack of confidence in Jacob Zuma as manifested in the internal ANC and Tripartite Alliance pressure that “pushed Zuma to expose himself for his reckless and illogical steps over the past five days, by backtracking and flip-flopping in bringing back Minister Gordhan as Finance Minister.”
We will also move for the Motion of No Confidence to be voted on only by members of Parliament who are not directly affected by the Motion, excluding the votes of Cabinet Ministers themselves who the Motion has direct effect over, which we are seeking legal advice on. Section 96(2)(b) of the Constitution spells out that conflicts of interest shall not be allowed in votes of such great importance, and each Cabinet Minister must be excluded from the vote for this reason.
Meanwhile, the EFF who regarded the sacking, appointment, and reappointment of Ministers in charge of the finance portfolio as a proof that South Africa is a “banana republic”, equally agree that Zuma should be removed as the president of the nation. However, the party will not support any move to remove the president initiated by the White capitalist.
According to the party leader, Julius Malema, if Zuma must fall, his fall must be black-led. Any other move to remove Zuma “won’t succeed, it requires black leadership,” he insisted. Below are some of the things the EFF leader tweeted to stress his point.
I refused to sign the #ZumaMustFall petition because it was initiated by white capital which called #Marikana workers criminals…
The genuine revolution against the #ANC and #Zuma will be black-led and will ultimately overthrow white monopoly capital and transfer land.
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