Johannesburg - Launching a public motion of no confidence petition against President Jacob Zuma, Sipho Pityana on Wednesday urged South Africans to save the country from the president whom he said “has broken the bond of trust” through his corrupt government.
Pityana said South Africa cannot sit and wait until 2019 when Zuma’s presidency ends, as the “rot was simply spreading too fast”.
“What kind of leader does Zuma think he is?” asked Pityana.
“On public platforms, at so called Cadre Forums, the president glibly asks the question — save South Africa from whom? Today we say the answer is clear. We save South Africa from you, Mr president…because if we do nothing today, there will be no South Africa to save in 2019,” he said to a loud applause.