Maimane “a hired leader” - Kodwa

BY CHARL BOSCH - MARCH 18, 2015

African National Congress (ANC) Spokesperson, Zizi Kodwa, has said that the Democratic Alliance’s (DA) rejected motion of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma proves that the National Assembly has faith in him and the party.

His response comes after yesterday’s sitting in Parliament, where MP’s voted 221 vs 113 to have the tabled motion dropped.

“The insults against President Zuma yesterday which were couched as a debate were nothing new. In the run up to the 2014 General Elections, all manner of things were said with the intention to sway the electorate against the ANC and President Zuma. These were once again regurgitated yesterday,” Kodwa said in statement.

He also took a swipe at DA Parliamentary leader Mmusi Maimane, describing him as a “hired leader” whose mandate was to “scare all of us about the dangers of this "black government" that is inefficient and inherently corrupt”.

“At his behest, South Africans are meant to be duped in believing in the imminent coming of devastation and destruction unless his words are heeded - hallucination and delusion that has characterised the main opposition benches under the leadership of Maimane,” Kodwa remarked.

Maimane called Zuma a thief in his opening statement, before accusing him of not taking responsibility for the various indiscretions that had taken place under his leadership. He was later told to withdraw the “thief” remark.

Kodwa also added that the DA leader’s call on MP’s “with a consciousness” to vote against Zuma was puzzling, and that the ANC remains undeterred by the motion.

“We are left with no choice but to assume that perhaps the reason some within DA benches still hallucinate that ANC MP`s can vote against their own President, is based on ideology of supremacy race.

“To mask this racist agenda, DA needs a black leader to attack the so called "black government" particular President Zuma. This reinforces the narrative that the majority of people who overwhelmingly vote the ANC are irrational including its MP`s,” Kodwa said.

 

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