The attack of the ANC on the media and Beeld newspaper in particular, is unheard-of and creates the impression that the ANC and its leader is serious about regulating the media watchdog in South Africa, Adv. Anton Alberts, the FF Plus’ parliamentary spokesperson on communication says.
Zizi Kodwa, the ANC’s national spokesperson, said today that Beeld’s editorial in which it is asked that Zuma be replaced, has as its aim to overthrow South Africa’s democracy contrary to the will of the majority of South Africans.
Adv. Alberts says the truth is that Zuma himself had created the perception that he has something to hide by way of numerous court cases, his strange circle of friends, such as the Guptas and scandals such as Nkandla.
“Zuma as leader of the ANC and president of South Africa should be accountable for his actions and if he continuously creates the impression that the abuse of state funds and the friendship with unsavoury characters are in order, he should be prepared to tolerate criticism.
“In the light of this, fair criticism is in order, as well as a call on the public and the media that he has to make room for someone better,” Adv. Alberts said.
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