Isidingo actor adds his voice to calls for Zuma's removal
Johannesburg - One of South Africa's most recognised actors, Jack Devnarain, has added his voice to the cacophony of calls for President Jacob Zuma to remove himself or be removed from the leadership of this country.
In a widely received Facebook post, Mr. Devnarain wrote on Thursday:
"Where I come from, people earn their respect. They make sacrifices, show courage and lead by example.
Where I come from, people humble themselves in order to listen and learn, even from those younger than themselves. Where I come from, people will forgive but will never be taken for fools.
Where I come from, if you have the balls to laugh at me while stealing my money, the discussion is not going to be about the difference between 'a violation' or 'a failure to comply'. It will be about the heat of the klap you're going to get.
I come from South Africa. Jacob Zuma, STEP DOWN."
Approximately an hour after it was published, the post received over 50 shares and 260 reactions.
Mr. Devnarain is amongst several high profile people calling for President Zuma's reign to end immediately.
Who else has he joined?
The New York Times posted an editorial on Zuma, saying, "Since he came to power in 2008, Mr. Zuma has combined a Putinesque mastery of the darker arts of statecraft with insouciance toward anything beside his own enrichment and impunity."
The Daily Mail wrote: "There is, of course, already lots of evidence of the misuse of public funds in the Third World. President Jacob Zuma of South Africa has just been found guilty of half-inching nearly £14 million of public money to improve his private home. With the support of his ruling ANC party, he has escaped impeachment."
The Wall Street Journal wrote: "A November poll by survey company Afrobarometer showed public distrust in Mr. Zuma’s leadership had doubled from five years earlier to 66%."
Former Finance Minister Trevor Manuel, ANC stalward Ahmed Kathrada, and the ANC Sefako Makgatho region -- one of the largest in Johannesburg -- have all made similar requests for the President's removal.
On Wednesday, Advocate Dali Mpofu tweeted: "Justice Yacoob,recently retired judge of the Concourt says Zuma committed a SERIOUS violation of the Constitution ie an IMPEACHABLE OFFENCE."