Stalwarts hope ANC MPs will ‘protect SA’
CAPE TOWN — ANC MPs should table their own motion of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma in Parliament, after the party’s National Executive Committee (NEC) decided not to recall Zuma this weekend, ANC stalwarts have said.
The stalwarts were deeply concerned that a significant number of the ANC leadership decided that Zuma’s recall should not be accepted, and decided to release a statement yesterday before the NEC press briefing at 2 pm to comment that mem bers of the NEC “who did not stand up against the project of state capture have failed to uphold the oath that they took on joining the ANC”.
“The country will now look to parliamentarians to protect our fellow citizens. As stalwarts who were part of the struggle for a constitutional, democratic South Africa we call on all members of Parliament to reflect carefully on the way forward.”
The stalwarts said if the opposition withdrew the motion of no confidence, it would make space for mem bers of the ANC caucus to move their own motion of no confidence.
The stalwarts have joined as signatories to the public document “For the sake of our future” and said they will continue to work for the restoration of the historical values and principles of the ANC.
“We did not join the ANC to see its historic role destroyed by a small but powerful minority who hold their own selfinterest above party and country,” the statement concluded.