African National Congress party committee came to an agreement on 13, February 2018 to remove South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma in an event that has gone viral across Africa and the rest of the world
The 75 year old who was a chief spy during the independence struggle, has been in power since 2009, but his term was expected to end on 2019.
So what are the burning issues that made ANC to remove Jacob Zuma as the head of state? Find out below.
- Huge cases of corruption had hanged on and bangled his democratic governance since 2009.
- In 2016, SA’s highest court had ruled that Jacob Zuma had violated the constitution when he failed to repay a government funds he had used to built his deluxe mansion
- Supreme Court of Appeal in South Africa had also ruled in 2017 that Zuma had 18 counts of corruption, fraud, racketeering and money laundering relating to a 1999 arms deal.
- Zuma was also linked to a rich tycoon family from India, Gupta family where they have been said to have cooked corruption deal that send his popularity to the dogs
- During his reign as the President, SA’s main currency South African Rand has slipped deep and its valuation had gone down the dollar
- Zuma on another account, appointed and sacked his cabinet ministers without following the due process of the constitution of South Africa
- South Africa’s media reports indicate that under his watch, their economy had gone down their expectation
- After assuming office in 2009, Zuma is said toi have played had and seek in disclosing his wealth. He only did so after pressure from the public and opposition
- Zuma’s body guards are said to have been rogue and abused local citizens. In 2010 they arrested a young coitizen who is said to have made a ‘wrong gesture’ towards Zuma
- In December 2005, Zuma was charged with raping a 31-year-old woman at his home in Forest Town, Gauteng