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Group claiming to be ANC members calls for shutdown if Zuma not recalled

The group has also confirmed that it has planned a march under the banner “protect Luthuli House”, countering a march planned by the Black First Land First movement which has vowed to protect Jacob Zuma.

A group claiming to be members of the African National Congress briefed the media on Sunday 4 February on their plans for a national shutdown if President Jacob Zuma is not recalled. Picture: Pelane Phakgadi/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - A group claiming to be members of the African National Congress (ANC) have called for a national shutdown on Monday if President Jacob Zuma is not recalled.

The group has also confirmed that it has planned a march under the banner “protect Luthuli House”, countering a march planned by the Black First Land First movement which has vowed to protect Zuma.

The group briefed the media in Randburg.

Convener Lazarus Maumela says those who support President Zuma have no right to threaten civil war if he is recalled, saying those statements are reckless.

“Our kids, our family, our friends - we are going to the streets from tomorrow. We are saying everybody in all nine provinces, let us go defend our democracy. We cannot be threatened.”

He has called on the ANC National Executive Committee and its top six to recall Zuma or face a national shutdown.

“We cannot be threatened by groups of gangs who say “if you touch Zuma, something is going to happen”. What is it?”
Reports say the party’s top six officials are expected to meet later on Sunday, with Zuma’s removal top of the agenda.

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