Jacob Zuma expected to decline Member of Parliament offer from ANC

Jacob Zuma expected to decline Member of Parliament offer from ANC

Luthuli House is expecting former president Jacob Zuma to decline the seat in Parliament he has been offered when he was nominated by the African National Congress. Such a position would be a step backwards for Zuma, who currently enjoys many benefits.

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Jacob Zuma is fully expected to reject returning to politics and having a seat in Parliament.

At least, that's what the higher-ups at the ANC's Luthuli House say.

Zuma was nominated by the ANC as a member of Parliament, along with 833 other party members, to have seats in Parliament after the 2019 elections.

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SowetanLIVE reports that the ANC's acting spokesperson, Dakota Legoete, claimed it is unlikely that Zuma would be interested in taking up a position that is essentially in the backbenches of Parliament.

Being president is full-time even after you leave office. I don't think the former president will want to go to parliament.

Briefly.co.za gathered that Zuma would have to give up a number of benefits if he accepted the position.

Benefits include security detail and a R3 million a year income. He would also need to publicly declare his assets and financial interests.

That does not sound like something that would be appealing to Zuma.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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