'Zuma’s future lies firmly in the hands of the ANC'
Lindiwe Sisulu says the ANC is dealing with the matter of the Constitutional Court ruling internally.
JOHANNESBURG - Minister of Human Settlements Lindiwe Sisulu says South Africans must remember that it is ultimately up to the African National Congress (ANC) to remove its president and not opposition parties.
Sisulu was speaking on the sidelines of a UN habitat conference in Pretoria tackling the growth of informal settlements.
The minister says those who have concerns with the ANC and its leadership should voice them through the proper channels.
"If a complaint comes from members of the ANC, we have a strategy on how to respond to that."
She says the ANC is dealing with the matter of the Constitutional Court ruling internally.
"In the ultimate analysis, the only person who can remove the president is the ANC. So the people whom we need to engage and talk to and be convinced of or convince them is the ANC."
Sisulu says the ANC will meet with struggle stalwart Ahmed Kathrada, who has written to Zuma asking him to resign.
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Sisulu says President Zuma is probably the first South African president to apologise and admit to wrongdoing.
The minister says the ANC takes the Constitutional Court ruling seriously.
"I don't remember any president of this country that has apologised for anything. I don't remember President [FW] de Klerk apologising for the atrocities of apartheid. That's the first step and we understand that it might not be enough."
Sisulu says opposition parties are driving the public outcry and their motives are questionable.