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We flatly reject any special deal for Zuma

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.

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