JOHANNESBURG – President Jacob Zuma was both cheered and booed on Thursday as he left a debate of the National House of Traditional Leaders at Sammy Marks Square in Pretoria.
A young crowd outside the debate venue initially began to cheer the President Zuma but were joined by an immense crescendo of boos.
Calls for the president to step down have been increasing even within the African National Congress.
The ANC’s Sefako Makgatho branch as well as the Liliesleaf Farm branches of the ANC weighed in on the calls for Zuma to be removed from office.
Meanwhile, the governing party’s Joe Modise Branch has expressed its support for President Zuma.That branch has also welcomed his apology, and commended the role played by the Top 6 in dealing with the matter. It has condemned those who who seek to divide the ANC, rather than to preserve its unity.
But the mother body has so far shown a united front against calls for Zuma’s resignation.