South africa: Zuma accuses West of destabilizing ANC

The Citizen (Tanzania)
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Cape town. South African President Jacob Zuma on Saturday accused certain Western countries of destabilizing the ruling African National Congress (ANC).

These countries used ANC members to further their agenda, Zuma told ANC supporters at a rally in Bushbuckridge, Mpumalanga Province. Some ANC members have been captured by Western countries, Zuma noted without elaboration.

Western powers want to remove the ANC because they do not want the ANC to develop relations with those countries which helped the party in the anti-apartheid struggle, Zuma said without identifying the Western countries.

Zuma was speaking amid a growing split within the ANC. Some ANC veterans recently joined calls for Zuma to resign, citing his alleged involvement in corruption scandals. Zuma claimed that those speaking out against him and the ANC had been bought by those clinging on to control of the economy.

« In all other countries, the majority controls everything from politics, economy and defense… It’s only in this country (South Africa) where we don’t have economic freedom. It’s controlled by the minority and those who oppressed us. » (Xinhua)

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