ANC stalwart calls on party leaders to 'take action'

ANC stalwart Mavuso Msimang says no one in the ANC has called Jacob Zuma to order.

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JOHANNESBURG - As the African National Congress (ANC)'s national working committee discusses the economy and the handling of the finance ministry by President Jacob Zuma, ANC stalwart Mavuso Msimang has called on party leaders to take action.

Msimang appears to be joining Barbara Hogan and Professor Ben Turok in calling for Zuma to go.

The ANC stalwart says no one in the ANC has called Zuma to order.

"People continue to lead with confidence of defiance and of impunity because people are not quite sure why."

He says this is like the Mbeki years, when ANC leaders met with him every two weeks but didn't criticise his Aids policies.

Meanwhile, Turok has said the events of the last few days have shown the Zuma is floundering.