Leaders of the African National Congress (ANC) took over Parliament on Thursday to celebrate Zuma’s resounding victory in Parliament yesterday.
Not only the leaders of the ruling party, several other South Africans – mostly students and die-hard fans of the ANC were spotted jubilating and rolling all over in joy shortly after the no-confidence vote failed.
Among ANC leaders who attended the mini-rally were ministers Nathi Mthethwa and Nomvula Mokonyane, as well as ANC deputy secretary general Jessie Duarte.
The excited leaders in their different speeches backlashed the Economic Freedom Fighters, the Democratic Alliance and the Congress of the People for bringing up “concocted” and baseless lies against President Zuma.
Celebrating the party’s victory, Zuma’s ANC vowed that they will not allow violent EFF, backward DA or even shaky Cope rule the country.
Minister Mokonyane reiterated that the ANC fought so hard for the freedom of South Africa, and must rule the country. She sarcastically called on opposition groups to quit pushing for regime change because “ANC is the future”.
“Run Julius, run Maimane. Forward Msholozi, forward. We fought for this country, we will keep this country in our hands. It will not be owned by the backward DA. And it will not be owned by the Lekotas,” she said.
ANC deputy secretary-general gladly opined that the party has “defeated the agents of darkness” that were hell-bent on seeing Zuma and the ANC crash like a pack of cards.
ANC Chief Whip Jackson Mthembu said he wondered why the Democratic Alliance keeps proposing a no-confidence motion in Zuma, regardless of the fact that previous motions failed woefully.
“In the last two and half years alone, Parliament has had to entertain seven similar motions. As and when such motions are processed, crucial issues relating to service delivery to the people and improving their material conditions are relegated to the bottom most of the agenda of Parliament,” he recalled.
Mthembu called on rival parties to help build the country, rather than fighting the President blindly and baselessly.
On Thursday, rival parties failed again to secure victory in a motion of no-confidence in Zuma. Zuma’s ANC heavily voted in his favour, thereby intensifying their supports and loyalty to him.