‘Zuma should fall on his sword’

Mavuso Msimang says while he understands that the ANC won’t impeach Zuma, action must be taken.

President Jacob Zuma. Picture: GCIS.

JOHANNESBURG - African National Congress (ANC) veteran Mavuso Msimang says serious remedial action needs to be taken to address the breaches of both President Jacob Zuma and the National Assembly over the Nkandla debacle.

Msimang has joined the chorus of voices calling on Zuma to resign after the Constitutional Court found that he failed to uphold, defend and respect the Constitution by ignoring the Public Protector's remedial action on Nkandla.

Advocates for Transformation have also come forward warning public officials not to misinterpret the judgment because it could lead to a criminal offence.

The ANC veteran says it's clear that many South Africans feel uncomfortable about the ConCourt judgment and he believes there's a crisis in the country.

"I am very worried unless some really clear way of removing the president as the president of the country... for sure [that] would help this country very much."

Msimang says he understands that the ANC won't go ahead with impeachment because it was proposed by the opposition, but he says action must be taken.

"Clearly it is that perhaps the president should fall on his sword for these very grave transgressions."

Msimang joins a growing list of influential people calling for Zuma's resignation, including human rights lawyer George Bizos and struggle stalwart Ahmed Kathrada.

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