Mandela’s Foundation Calls For Zuma’s Sack Over Corruption AllegationAfrica, Latest News, Southern Africa, World News Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016
BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Former South African President – The Nelson Mandela Foundation (NMF) has demanded for the sack of the incumbent President Jacob Zuma.
In a statement, NMF declared Mr. Zuma has “failed the test” of leadership and South Africa needed to hold him to account those who were “looting” state resources.
Entitled “safe and capable hands” the Foundation said the ruling African National Congress (ANC) needed to take steps to revive the government.
“Twenty years since Nelson Mandela signed South Africa’s constitution into law and as the third anniversary of his passing approaches, it is painful for us at the Nelson Mandela Foundation to bear witness to the wheels coming off the vehicle of our state,” the Foundation added.
The embattled President has been embroiled with allegations of corruption for over decades.
NMF’s call, is the latest sign of growing resentment against President Zuma.
Similarly, the Foundation’s comment came as hearing in a bid by Mr. Zuma’s legal team to prevent the release of a report by former anti-corruption began.
Zuma is being investigated on allegations that he let the wealthy Gupta family wield undue influence in his government, but both have denied any wrongdoing.
Mr Mandela spent more than 27 years in prison for fighting white-minority rule and
Late Mandela became South Africa’s first democratically elected leader in 1994 after spending 27 years in prison, for fighting against apartheid. He stepped down five years later and died in December 2013 at the age of 95. NMF is run by the late President’s colleagues.
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