South Africa can’t keep on being in limbo while Cyril Ramaphosa and Jacob Zuma, and their respective factions, keep on fighting over the terms of his exit.
Democratic Alliance (DA) Leader Mmusi Maimane said [we] flatly reject any reprieve agreement or special deal arrangement for President Zuma.
“He isn’t exempt from the rules that everyone else follows, and must still face the 783 criminal charges unlawfully dropped over 10 years back and which the courts have now restored,” Maimane said in a statement on Thursday.
He said Ramaphosa can’t talk against corruption, yet facilitate a reprieve deal for the corrupt in the ANC.
Any endeavor to do will be against all we have. Jacob Zuma will resign in jail where he ought to have been years back.
“We require a quick resolution to this impasse at the earliest opportunity,” said Maimane.
He said as civil servants, it is their obligation to put the best advantages of the nation before party political interests.
“It is hence that I have consulted with the leadership of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), and we have resolved to call on the Speaker of the National Assembly, Baleka Mbete, to plan an earnest sitting of Parliament this coming Tuesday, February 13, 2018, for the Motion of No Confidence in Jacob Zuma to be discussed and voted on.
“A letter from the EFF will be sent to her office mirroring this pressing call,” said Maimane.
This will allow for Parliament to debate and vote on the EFF’s Motion of No Confidence in Jacob Zuma.
“Parliament chooses and expels a President. It isn’t done away from public scrutiny at Luthuli House,” said Maimane.
Cyril Ramaphosa is as of now the Leader of Government Business in Parliament.
Maimane said it would be delinquent of Ramaphosa to disregard his duty in such a manner, I call on Ramaphosa to help this call and to guarantee the Motion of No Confidence is debated without delay.