The Democratic Alliance (DA) has hit back against rumours of possible amnesty from corruption charges for president Jacob Zuma so as to unify his fractured party.
An interview with Minister of Housing and Human Settlement, Lindiwe Sisulu, revealed that talks of a reprieve for the president were not uncommon within the walls of Luthuli House.
“From time to time, the ANC does come around to discussing issues of amnesty”, said the presidential hopeful. “It would not be something that is out of the ordinary.”
Sisulu believes, along with other ANC members, that such a decision would be in the best interest of the party and therefore of the country.
“My view, if I am elected leader of the ANC, would be to ensure that whatever happens, the best interests of the ANC prevail”, she explained.
The DA has quickly called these suppositions and plans, outrageous and dangerous.
The opposition party has vowed to keep the pressure up on the president and any other individuals or entities tied to him.
“No amnesty deal should be granted to the man who – with the help of his party – sold South Africa to the highest bidder”, read the statement by DA Federal Executive Chairperson, James Selfe.
The opposition party is still attempting to drag the president into court over numerous charges of corruption.