Sanco breaks silence about Jacob Zuma’s situation after latest stance

The announcement by former South African president Jacob Zuma that he would not vote or campaign for the ANC next year has caused quite a stir.

However, the SA National Civic Organisation (Sanco) in KwaZulu-Natal has come out in support of Zuma, stating that he did not breach the organisation’s constitution with his decision.

Sanco provincial secretary speaks out

Sanco’s provincial secretary, Sizwe Cele, emphasized that the organization would not jump to conclusions or take action against Zuma based on his support for another party.

“We are guided by the constitution,” Cele stated.

“We cannot jump into the fact that Zuma has started another party, therefore Sanco must remove him. No, we can’t work like that, we’re guided by the constitution.”

Zuma backed up by sanco

Former President Zuma Zuma supported by sanco

Zuma’s decision to vote for the newly formed uMkhonto Wesizwe (MK) party stems from his belief that the ANC has lost its way.

Statement by Zuma

In a statement read by his daughter, Zuma-Sambudla, he expressed his disappointment in the party’s current leadership.

“The ANC has been reduced to an organization hardly respected by those it sought to liberate,” Zuma said.

“It’s clear they’re disappointed by the party’s conduct under the current leadership.”

Zuma also highlighted the importance of a strong connection between the ANC leadership and its members.

“A healthy relationship between the leadership of the ANC and its members at all levels demonstrated the character of being an organization of the people, by the people, and for the people,” he said.

While Zuma’s announcement has been met with criticism from the ANC in KZN, President Cyril Ramaphosa has chosen to “note” the decision rather than respond with condemnation.

Sanco’s support for Zuma further highlights the divisions within the ANC and the challenges the party faces in maintaining unity.


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