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Sefako Makgatho branch demands ANC take action against Zuma

The branch says the ANC’s failure to act against Zuma will show it's lost both its moral standing & integrity.

FILE. President Jacob Zuma accompanied by the party's suspended WC head Marius Fransman on a walkabout through Philippi in Cape Town. Picture: Aletta Gardner/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - The African National Congress (ANC)'s Sefako Makgatho branch says if the party fails to act against President Jacob Zuma, it will show it has lost both its moral standing and integrity.

The greater Johannesburg branch has penned a letter calling on Zuma to step down or face a national disciplinary committee for bringing the party into disrepute after he violated the Constitution.

The ANC has so far shown a united front against calls for Zuma's resignation, with Secretary General Gwede Mantashe announcing last week that the party has accepted his apology.

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The party has been accused of choosing the president over the Constitutional Court by opposition parties and civil society following the court's Nkandla ruling last week.

The branch has written to Mantashe, warning the party needs to rise above the occasion and do what is right.

Branch chairperson Sasabona Manganye says Zuma has brought the party into disrepute and Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa should take his place until the next conference.

"We're calling for the president to resign as both the ANC president and the state president."

He says failure to act will show that the ANC has lost its confidence in its own internal disciplinary processes.

"The president should be subjected to either the Integrity Commission or he should be taken to the National Disciplinary Committee."

Manganye says the letter follows instructions from Mantashe to reflect on the Constitutional Court judgement.