The Democratic Alliance (DA) has called on action from President Cyril Ramaphosa following claims of corruption within the ANC made by Jacob Zuma after his brief court appearance on Friday.
Following the former president’s appearance in the KwaZulu-Natal High Court last week, he addressed hordes of supporters, accompanied by Supra Mahumapelo, Hlaudi Motsoeneng and Andile Lungisa to name a few, and was the last to take the podium, dropping a few bombshells in his address.
He warned detractors not to provoke him, threatening to expose corrupt activities of his “enemies” now that he is no longer president of the country.
“I know things about the people who provoke me,” Zuma said.
“I can now expose them. People calling me corrupt have not given any evidence. But I know that they are the corrupt ones.”
In light of the explosive address, the DA has called on the ruling party to urge Zuma to come forward with the names of said corrupt individuals, stating failure to do so reflects a lax attitude in dealing with corruption.
“The ANC has shown time and time again that it is unable to get rid of corruption in its ranks,” the DA said in a statement.
“It has become part of its DNA and the only cure available will be for South Africans to vote the ANC out in the 2019 general elections.”
Zuma’s comments echoed those he made earlier at an event organised by the Congress of South African Students (Cosas) in Durban on Wednesday.
In that address, Zuma warned that since he was not President anymore, he could handle his detractors whichever way he sees fit as he is was no longer restricted by the highest seat in the land.