President Jacob Zuma says if the African National Congress (ANC) asks him to step down, he will heed the call but insists he’s still waiting for the party to do so.
Zuma was speaking at a church service in Durban on Sunday, where he questioned the recent calls for his removal while he is almost due to complete his term in office.
The president also attended a gathering in Bulwer with presidential hopeful Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma.
Zuma received prayers from church leaders in the eThekwini region to give him strength to deal with opposition.
Bishops and priests here reaffirmed their support for Zuma, even calling for the judiciary to stay out of politics.
KwaZulu-Natal ANC chairperson Sihle Zikalala says the president only needs to account to the ANC on matters such as the Cabinet reshuffle and no one else.
Zuma says his critics seem to have a burning fire inside as if they are accountable to others unknown to the ANC.