Political analyst, Moeletsi Mbeki says if the African National Congress (ANC) leadership followed what the Constitution of South Africa says about how to remove the President of the Republic of South Africa, it wouldn’t have put itself in this current standoff.
Mbeki says Parliament has the power to remove President Jacob Zuma and that the ANC is under the illusion that there is two centres of power.
“Only parliament, constitutionally has the power to remove him. The ANC can go to parliament and make its case with parliament as to why Zuma should be removed. Paul Mashatile says that there are two centres of power, and therefore to avoid conflict between these two centres of power they want President Zuma to resign. The truth of the matter is that there is only one centre of power in South Africa, and that’s parliament assisted by the Constitutional Court. There is no other centre of power.”