DA's Maimane plans to bring motion of no confidence against Zuma

Maimane says at a time when 9 million South Africans are without work, Zuma continues to play "Russian roulette" with the economy and the future of the country.

DA leader Mmusi Maimane in Parliament. Picture: AFP

CAPE TOWN - Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Mmusi Maimane says he plans to bring a motion of no confidence against President Jacob Zuma over the Finance Minister debacle.

Maimane says at a time when 9 million South Africans are without work, Zuma continues to play "Russian roulette" with the economy and the future of the country.

Meanwhile, Reuters is reporting that Zuma is considering offering to step down next year, at least 12 months before his term as president ends.

Reuters is quoting two senior party sources as saying that Zuma may resign under a deal with opponents in his ruling party that would see Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan leave office now.

The information has not yet been independently confirmed.