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Maimane: ANC MPs should be guided by common sense

DA leader Mmusi Maimane says those who have been speaking out within the ANC about President Zuma stepping down cannot allow themselves to be intimidated.

DA leader Mmusi Maimane addresses supporters at the Freedom Movement rally against the leadership of President Jacob Zuma in Pretoria on 27 April 2017. Picture: Reinart Toerien/EWN.

PRETORIA – Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Mmusi Maimane called on African National Congress (ANC) MPs to be guided by common sense and conscience during the upcoming motion of no confidence against President Jacob Zuma in Parliament.

Maimane joined the United Democratic Movement’s Bantu Holimisa and Congress of the People’s Mosioua Lekota in addressing thousands of people who gathered at an anti-Zuma rally in Tshwane.

He said those who had been speaking out within the ANC about Zuma stepping down could not allow themselves to be intimidated.

The DA leader said ANC members who had the power to remove Zuma from office should vote with opposition parties in Parliament.

“Let those people come on the day... vote and let’s make sure we can elect a new president. “

He said rallies and marches against the removal of the president would continue until their voices were heard.

Some opposition parties and other formations have come together under the banner of the recently established “Freedom Movement” as part of efforts to pressure Zuma into resigning.

(Edited by Zamangwane Shange)