Call for anti-insult law in SA
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Durban - The SACP has repeated its call for the creation of an “anti-insult law” to protect President Jacob Zuma’s reputation from being mocked by members of the public and opposition politicians.
The SACP, which is in an alliance with the ANC, made the call yesterday after its two-day provincial council meeting in Pietermaritzburg.
Its provincial secretary, Themba Mthembu, said that insults to Zuma were getting out of hand.
In other countries presidents were the most respected person, he added.
DA parliamentary leader Lindiwe Mazibuko said this week that people had to earn her respect and that Zuma had not done that.
Also, Eastern Cape Thembu King Buyelekhaya Zwelibanzi Dalindyebo said that Zuma had distorted Nelson Mandela’s legacy.
Joburg socialite Kenny Kunene also made derogatory remarks about Zuma recently.
“If people accept democracy they must accept the decision made by the majority to elect the ANC and Zuma,” said Mthembu.