- Fikile Mbalula does not want the ANC to charge Zuma
- The fact that he resigned and effectively fell on his own sword was enough for Mbalula to move on
- He also said that he was not afraid of being shuffled out of Cabinet
Police minister Fikile Mbalula does not want Zuma to face disciplinary charges in the wake of his resignation after being recalled by the ANC.
He felt that Zuma deserved a dignified exit and if charges were brought against Zuma the ANC was effectively out of the former president blood.
Briefly.co.za learned that Mbalula says that the decision by the ANC to recall Jacob Zuma was a last ditch effort before the no-confidence vote was used according to timeslive.co.za.
He also said that he wouldn't shed any tears if he was replaced when Cyril Ramaphosa appointed his new Cabinet.
However, he also didn't feel that the Cabinet members should have resigned with Zuma saying that:
“Why should that happen? We didn’t join Zuma‚ we joined the ANC.”
He believed that the ANC would have been confronted by the same issues if Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma were elected president instead of Ramaphosa.
Zuma resigned and that is enough for Mbalula to ask the ANC not to lay charges against him.
“Why do you chase somebody that has accepted to fall on his sword and departed? He is gone.”
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