South Africa’s president Jacob Zuma once again received a ringing endorsement from the African National Congress (ANC), the ruling party of South Africa.
Their endorsement comes as Zuma once again faces another scandal involving one of South Africa’s most powerful families, the Guptas. The Guptas are a family that immigrated from India to South Africa in the 1990s. The current scandal involves the Gupta family using cabinet posts to bribe appointees.
Fortune reported that Zuma denied the allegations and says that his dealings with the Guptas are above board. The ANC said that the President had their full support. While the ANC supports Zuma, investors fear the political uncertainty could hasten the credit ratings downgrade that South Africa is facing. This would raise the borrowing costs for South Africa and make it harder for South Africa to borrow money to pay its debt.
— Johannesburg Daily (@joburgdaily) March 21, 2016
The allegations against President Zuma have reinforced concerns over the political stability of South Africa and the governance of the country. Zuma’s opposition has called for him to resign in the wake of this latest scandal. Gwede Mantashe, secretary general of the ruling African National Congress (ANC), said the the National Committee had several robust discussions over the Guptas involvement with appointing cabinet ministers.
“The appointment of ministers and deputy ministers is the sole prerogative of the President of the Republic, in line with the Constitution. To this end, the ANC continues to confirm its full confidence in our President.”
As previously reported in Inquisitr, as Human Rights Day in South Africa approaches, the hypocrisy of the ANC led South African government, and particularly President Zuma, is emphasized because of the record of the government on human rights and racism. Through policies like Black Economic Empowerment, whites in South Africa have been excluded from the South African job market while Dr. Gregory Stanton has placed the country at Stage 6 for white genocide. Stage 6 means that the country is in preparation for genocide.
Zuma’s theme for this year’s Human Rights Day is an anti-racism campaign. His goal is to emphasize the problems caused by comments made on social media. While whites face outright discrimination and genocide, Zuma has concerned himself with comments that some may consider hurtful.
— Johannesburg Daily (@joburgdaily) March 20, 2016
News 24 reported that three different foundations in South Africa have expressed their concern to the ANC over the current political climate in the country. In a letter written to the ANC, the signatories called for the National Committee for the ANC to take responsibility and implement immediate corrective action. The letter said that the ANC had drifted away from the ideals it was originally founded on.
“We believe we have reached a watershed moment. We appeal to the NEC of the ANC as they meet at the weekend to take note of the mood of the people across the country, to reflect deeply on their solemn responsibilities, to make urgent choices, and to take urgent corrective actions in the best interest of South Africa and its peoples.”
Currently, South Africa faces multiple crises as the murder rate has risen for the fifth straight year in a row. Farming in South Africa is the most dangerous profession in the world because of farm murders, and whites face discrimination in the job market. They also face genocide. The country’s economy is headed for a major meltdown as its credit rating is expected to be downgraded again by the end of the month, making its credit status one step above junk.
Why the fate of South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma hangs in the balance https://t.co/kjgUHhzwXT pic.twitter.com/kUDcjjze8H
— Bloomberg Business (@business) March 18, 2016
[Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images]