Pressure from within the ANC
for President Jacob Zuma to step down as the party’s leader is continuing to
Phumulo Masualle, the Eastern
Cape premier, confirmed that ANC branches had called for Zuma to step down. This after organisers of #OccupyLuthuliHouse anticipating
hundreds of people to converge on the ANC’s headquarters on Monday, in support
of the call for him to do so.
The campaign is intended to be
a public display of dissatisfaction and willingness to make changes to retain
by power by the ANC – a wake-up call fromthe party’s poor performance in the
recent municipal elections.
The call follows several ANC
meetings – held last weekend in Port Elizabeth and East London – which were
attended by party heavyweights, including secretary-general Gwede Mantashe,
Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services Siyabonga Cwele and Minister
of Home Affairs Malusi Gigaba.
The purpose of these meetings,
said the governing party, was to “reflect” on its performance following last
Labels: Strides to make Zuma step down intensify