South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma on Wednesday (February 14) branded as “unfair” demands from the ruling ANC party for him to stand down.
“I have a feeling that the leadership is unfair. It’s not even helping me to understand what is it that is so critical. It’s just, you know, ‘you must just go’. I’ve got a problem with that,” Zuma said,
The ANC on Wednesday unveiled plans to sack Zuma via a parliamentary no-confidence vote, hours after armed police raided the luxury home of his friends the Gupta brothers, investigating corruption allegations. Zuma said that if Parliament wanted him to go “I would be out”.
The latest raid marked a dramatic escalation in the pressure on Zuma and the political faction around him accused of milking state resources for their own ends. Zuma, 75, denies any wrongdoing and it remains unclear whether he will throw in the towel or dig in deeper.