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‘If Zuma continues to run the country, God help us’

UDM leader Bantu Holomisa joins parties calling for Zuma to step down as president of the country.

United Democratic Movement leader Bantu Holomisa. Picture: Facebook.

JOHANNESBURG - The United Democratic Movement(UDM) has once again called for President Jacob Zuma t o step down adding that the president's relationship with the Gupta family is creating an uncertainty.

UDM leader Bantu Holomisa says it's clear Zuma is no longer in control of the country.

"The sooner Zuma is recalled, the better so that we can recapture lost ground. If we are going to allow President Zuma to continue to run this country, then God help us."

At the same time, Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane says his party will table a motion in Parliament to debate how National Treasury can be protected from corruption by President Zuma and his cronies.

Maimane held a media briefing at the historic Lillies Leaf farm in Rivonia this afternoon, where he has called on South Africans to join the national march on 2 November 2016.

The leader of opposition says there is evident political interference in the National Prosecuting Authority which has charged Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan with fraud for approving an early retirement package.

Maimane says Zuma is trying to capture treasury to ensure corruption and the nuclear deal be accepted.

"While Jacob Zuma has a battle for complete executive control of National Treasury, and the pursuit that without his hands on the purse string - he is unable to hand out patronage on the scale that he desires and push through projects that will benefit those of his friends, family and his cronies."