ANC Johannesburg branch renews call for Zuma to resign

Cape Town – An ANC branch in Johannesburg has resolved that president Jacob Zuma and the national executive committee (NEC) should resign.

The party’s Sefako Makgatho branch had written to ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe as far back as April calling for Zuma, both as president of the country and ANC, to be removed from office or face internal committees.

Branch chairperson Sasabona Manganye said on Wednesday they did not get a satisfactory response.

“The NEC took a resolution where they accepted Zuma’s [Nkandla] apology. They did not follow the correct process,” he told News24.

 “So it was more of a cover up than resolving the matter. It haunted us until today.”

The latest resolution included that the NEC resign too.

The branch, which covers Doornfontein and parts of Berea, Hillbrow and Joubert Park, analysed the recent local election in a special general meeting on Monday.

Elephant in the room

The branch managed to retain the ward but said it suffered “a magnificent decline” in light of low voter turnout.