NELSON MANDELA FOUNDATION’S BOARD CALLS ON PRESIDENT JACOB ZUMA TO STEP DOWN

JOHANNESBURG, The Nelson Mandela Foundation's board has joined calls for President Jacob Zuma to step down as head of State.

The board addressed the public and media on the state of the nation here Wednesday night, with Chairperson Professor Njabulo Ndebele saying it is clear that South Africa's constitutional democracy is under threat and its political process in crisis.

Ndebele said the ruling party, the African National Congress (ANC), needed to sort out its own house in order for the party to have direction.

He added that the constitutional accountability by public officers in government had been eroded and that the country had leaders who neither cared for the authority of the Constitution nor for its vision.

The foundation's chief executive officer, Sello Hatang, said constitutionalism in South Africa started failing when South Africans folded their arms when the Constitutional Court ruled that President Jacob Zuma failed to uphold the country's Constitution.

He said Zuma should have apologised to the entire country and not just to the ANC.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK