|President Zuma’s alleged demands of ANC Top Six is ridiculous: why are you even negotiating?

President Zuma’s alleged demands of ANC Top Six is ridiculous: why are you even negotiating?

The United Democratic Movement (UDM) hears that the African National Congress (ANC) Top Six is considering President Zuma’s alleged demands that he will only bow out if his forthcoming legal fees are waived and the safety of his family is guaranteed. Who will foot this bill? Surely not the tax paying South African?

One wonders how many people will qualify to be Zuma-family members? Why must we pay for Mr Zuma’s legal fees? Seemingly the soon to be former president is a suspect of a different kind… why must he be treated any differently from any other suspected criminal and get special treatment?

How can the ANC conduct these backdoor negotiations on behalf of the South African taxpayer? This is not your territory; it’s not your money to commit or spend!

ANC President Cyril Ramaphosa, you and your colleagues must stop this nonsense and these backdoor negotiations must be dropped; the Country can no longer be held at ransom.

The ANC deployed Mr Zuma and you should “redeploy” him with the same ease!

Let’s go ahead with the Motion of No-Confidence so that we can say goodbye to Mr Zuma and continue with the business of Parliament and Government’s work.

Issued by:

Mr Bantu Holomisa, MP and
UDM President

2018-02-09T17:13:40+00:00February 9th, 2018|2018 Archive, Bantu Holomisa, Home, Media statements: UDM, Zumagate|2 Comments


  1. R baker February 10, 2018 at 9:54 am

    Concern about reports of Zumas demand for state to pay his legal fees. Surely this can’t be legal or ethical? If ANC is prepared to pay thats ok but not the taxpayer. Please can you make an issue of this.

    • Admin February 27, 2018 at 4:38 pm

      Dear R Baker

      Agreed and the UDM, Mr Holomisa in particular, has been quite vocal about this. We will have to see where this river will meander… time will tell, but the UDM is on record saying this is utter nonsense, did you have a look at the court papers wherein we sought legal “assurance” (http://udm.org.za/ud/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/20180124_Notice-to-demand-security-for-costs_President-of-the-Republic.pdf) that the taxpayer must not foot this bill. Like I said, time will tell, especially when the Commission of Inquiry on State Capture starts its work.

      All the best and please feel free to engage!

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