The age of dissent: at least three cabinet ministers call for Zuma to step down

Three of Zuma’s ministers and the party’s chief whip have added their voices to the growing call for the president to bow out.


The weekend’s ANC NEC meeting has spilled over into Monday, as the party’s leadership still hasn’t made up its mind as to what to do with Zuma. The “fierce” debate over whether Zuma gets to keep his job after today started after tourism minister Derek Hanekom tabled the motion to give el presidente the boot.

According to a report by News24, Hanekom was joined by health minister Aaron Motsoaledi, public works Minister Thulas Nxesi and party chief whip Jackson Mthembu in the motion to have Zuma step down.

Nkandla, his close relationship with the Guptas and the party’s dwindling support all played a role in asking Zuma to call it a day; but there are still many ANC members who’d rather he not leave his position, before they can come up with a contingency plan to stop the whole cabal being exposed after the president’s gone.