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New civil society group concerned over Zuma's leadership

The group is calling on President Jacob Zuma to reconsider his position as the head of state.

President Jacob Zuma. Picture: GCIS.

CAPE TOWN - Calls for President Jacob Zuma to step down continue to grow.

A group of civil society organisations, under the banner of Save South Africa, has written to the president raising concerns over his leadership and the various scandals that have marred his time in office.

The group is made up of African National Congress stalwarts such as Trevor Manuel and Barbara Hogan.

The Save South Africa group has requested an urgent meeting with the president.

It's calling on Zuma to reconsider his position as head of state.

Former National Assembly Speaker Max Sisulu has now also added his voice to the growing chorus for the president to resign.

He told the Mail & Guardian newspaper that he's unhappy about the current leadership.

Sisulu adds that if Zuma resigns, it might help the situation.

In a statement, the Presidency says it's concerned about ongoing public attacks on Zuma.