"Tsotsi Zuma must go to jail," Maimane says

"Tsotsi Zuma must go to jail," Maimane says

- Maimane wants the SONA delayed until Zuma is no longer president

- He says the president is a thief, facing 783 charges of corruption and he should go to jail

- The DA has faced problems within its own party recently, but Maimane is adamant that corrupt officials should face consequences, regardless of who they are

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Democratic Alliance (DA) leader, Mmusi Maimane, delivered what he called, “the real State of the Nation Address,” in Alexandra on Tuesday.

In his address, he said that he called for a delay of SONA, not because he doesn't want it to proceed, but because he didn't want the "tsotsi Zuma" to present it.

He challenged the African National Congress (ANC) president Cyril Ramaphosa, to show his principles by ensuring that Zuma is sacked.

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Briefly.co.za gathered Maimane had added that granting Zuma amnesty against charges of racketeering and corruption would undermine the constitution.

“How do you not humiliate Jacob Zuma? How do you not humiliate somebody who has humiliated our country?

“He faces 783 charges of corruption, racketeering and I’m stating it here on record, I’m not going to drop that case against Jacob Zuma. He will end up in Johannesburg prison,” he said.

When questioned about the allegations against Patricia de Lille, Maimane said that the DA had dealt with Zille, it would deal with de Lille, to restore confidence in the party.

He further added that if the EFF brought a motion of no confidence against Zuma, they would support it.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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