BREAKING: Cosatu calls on President Zuma to step down

While President Jacob Zuma was abroad, the finance minister was served with a summons that will see him charged. Does that mean the president, being away, was not involved in the affair, asks the writer. Picture credit: SIMPHIWE NKWALI
While President Jacob Zuma was abroad, the finance minister was served with a summons that will see him charged. Does that mean the president, being away, was not involved in the affair, asks the writer. Picture credit: SIMPHIWE NKWALI

The time for President Jacob Zuma to step down has arrived, Congress of South African Trade Union (Cosatu) said on Tuesday.

Cosatu is a member of the tripartite alliance that includes the African National Congress (ANC) and South African Communist Party (SACP).

"Cosatu no longer believes that the president is the right person to unite and lead the movement, the alliance and the country," Cosatu General Secretary Bheki Ntshalintshali told a press conference.

He said that although they believe he has contributed greatly to the country, he should step aside.

"We think that after all his undeniable contribution to both the movement and government, the time has arrived for his to step and allow the country to be led by new collective at government level. We no longer believe [in] his leadership ability," said Ntshalintshali.

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