'South Africans must say how they wish to be governed'

Eight foundations of liberation struggle icons have called on South Africans to speak out.

The Constitutional Court. Photo: EWN

JOHANNESBURG - Eight foundations of liberation struggle icons have called on South Africans to speak out about the way the country is being governed.

Role players gathered at Constitution Hill yesterday to launch the foundations' initiative aimed at facilitating national dialogue around pressing issues in the country.

The group says citizens need to discuss the threats to the country's Constitution.

The foundations say South Africans should be able to actively call for accountability even from president Jacob Zuma over the Nkandla scandal.

The Thabo Mbeki foundation's Max Boqwana said, "We've have an opportunity once again as South Africans to engage among ourselves and say is this the right way that we should be governed going forward."

Boqwana said it wass up to the ANC leadership to decide whether Zuma was still a worthy leader

"It doesn't matter how much the rest of us can jump up and down and say President Zuma must go, it depends on the people in the ANC to make that decision."

The groups have appealed to all citizens to engage in robust discussions in order to find solutions to hold leaders accountable.