Stal­warts hope ANC MPs will ‘pro­tect SA’

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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.

— News24.

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