#WeForgiveZuma – ANCYL KZN

Youth League inspired by the president's sense of responsibility after ConCourt ruling

ANCYL KZN Welcomes President Zuma’s apology

5 April 2016

The African National Congress Youth League in KwaZulu Natal welcomes the address to the nation by the President of the African National Congress and the Republic Cde Jacob Zuma following the ruling of the Constitutional Court. Once again we are inspired by his sense of responsibility in this situation, when faced with criticism from those driving a narrow agenda for regime change, President Zuma has decided to address the nation directly on this matter and that to us is indicative of his leadership stature.

The Youth League shares the sentiments expressed by President Zuma about this judgment marking the end of what has been a very long and drown out matter in the public discourse. This matter provides a lesson for the nation on issues relating to the powers of a chapter nine institution like that of the Public Protector. We have no doubt that for many years to come students of both the law and politics will make reference to this matter when engaged with their studies.

It is our considered view that when history records this matter and how it played out in the public discourse, it should include the rejection of an apology by Mmusi Maimane, a self –proclaimed man of God who has refused to accept an apology from the President. We wonder what kind of a man of God fails to forgive his fellow man whilst seeking forgiveness from God on a daily basis. This level of hypocrisy although shocking but its not surprising from the man who is being remote controlled daily by those who oppressed our people for years under apartheid. It is not surprising from the man who presidents over a party which includes people who fantasizes about a time under PW Botha.

The Youth League reiterates that at no point in the judgment was President found to have held malafide intentions and as such his apology is from a standpoint of taking responsibility as the one and only Commander in Chief who ultimately is responsible for the state and government. We accordingly accept the apology from the President, wish him well as he continues his work of high office in the Republic handed to him by the electorate until 2019.


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Issued by Thanduxolo Sabelo, Provincial Secretary, ANCYL KZN, 5 April 2016