Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Mmusi Maimane says the Economic Freedom Fighter’s motion of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma must be moved forward if he refuses to resign immediately.

He made the statement to the media in Cape Town, following the postponement of the State Of The Nation Address.

“Its only Parliament that elects the president, it’s not Luthuli house, not even the ANC’s conference… it is Parliament, and therefore Parliament has the right to remove the president – and we believe that motion of no confidence must be scheduled sooner rather than later if Zuma does not come through.”

“Secondly, we believe that if Zuma does resign, we believe that it’s important that we urgently have a sitting where in fact parliament elects a new president. It is waste of South Africa’s time to in fact have an acting president and delays.”

Analyst have suggested that the proposed motion of no confidence in President Zuma is a move by opposition parties to show they are activists against corruption.

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