Embattled President Zuma says many critics are ‘racist’
JOHANNESBURG | South Africa’s black president on Monday said many white demonstrators calling for his resignation are racist, prompting critics to describe the remarks as an affront to legitimate protest.
President Jacob Zuma sharply criticized multi-racial protests held Friday to express anger over presidential scandals and Mr. Zuma’s dismissal of a widely respected finance minister last month. He was speaking at a commemoration for an anti-apartheid leader who was assassinated in 1993.
The president also referred to “overt racist utterances and public displays that we saw during the marches last week.”