Mokonyane: South Africans are being misled by anti-Zuma sentiment

After coming to President Jacob Zuma's defence at the motion of no confidence debate in Parliament, Minister Nomvula Mokonyane has stated that her priority is "the renewal of the ANC".

During the debate tabled by the Democratic Alliance, Mokonyane and Minister Malusi Gigaba pulled no punches against opposition parties.

She denied that the Constitutional Court judgement on Nkandla implicated Zuma in violating the Constitution or any wrongdoing.

South Africans must take a step back. The passion to go for the man must not cloud our understanding of where we are.

Nomvula Mokonyane, Minister of Water and Sanitation

Speaking to 702/Cape Talk's Eusebius McKaiser, she said that business interests were behind calls for Zuma to step down.

She added the following:

"Isn't it interesting Eusebius that even those among us who are now out there are the ones who are involved in the mining industries, having business interests in the banking industry."

I don't hold a brief for Sipho Pityana. What I'm very critical of is anyone who assumes that you can mobilise a resistance towards this country and transformation.

Nomvula Mokonyane, Minister of Water and Sanitation

Listen to the interview below:


This article first appeared on 702 : Mokonyane: South Africans are being misled by anti-Zuma sentiment


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
How the IDC helped this entrepreneur get his water-saving invention in SA stores

How the IDC helped this entrepreneur get his water-saving invention in SA stores

From developing prototypes in his gran's garage to partnering with a huge global retailer. Paseka Lesolang shares his story.

'She says I'm just waiting for this c**lie to move so I can take the photo'

'She says I'm just waiting for this c**lie to move so I can take the photo'

A caller on the Eusebius McKaiser Show, Zeenat says she was called a derogatory word for Indian on Heritage Day.

Did Ramaphosa announce a 'cupcake' of a stimulus package? Experts debate...

Did Ramaphosa announce a 'cupcake' of a stimulus package? Experts debate...

Eusebius McKaiser facilitates an economics debate with a panel of economists. about how the state should respond to the recession.

Will DA succeed in Zuma no confidence debate this time around?

Will DA succeed in Zuma no confidence debate this time around?

DA spokesperson says they can't fold their arms and do nothing when SA has a President who is not fit to lead.

No-confidence motion a tough test for ANC's vocal Zuma critics - Karima Brown

No-confidence motion a tough test for ANC's vocal Zuma critics - Karima Brown

MPs will vote on a motion of no confidence in President Zuma - and ANC MPs may have to manage perceptions of having no backbone.

Zuma to face the music at no confidence debate in Parliament

Zuma to face the music at no confidence debate in Parliament

Members of Parliament will debate on a motion of no confidence against Zuma following the state capture report.

Popular articles
SA braces for horrific fuel price increases as oil hits 4-year high

SA braces for horrific fuel price increases as oil hits 4-year high

It's monstrous! The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews the Automobile Association of South Africa's Layton Beard.

Dros rape: 'He was sitting near the kid's play area...he had his eye on her'

Dros rape: 'He was sitting near the kid's play area...he had his eye on her'

The man allegedly attacked the six-year-old inside a toilet cubicle at a Dros franchise in Pretoria on Saturday.

New visa rules a relief for our economy and for jobs, says WC MEC

New visa rules a relief for our economy and for jobs, says WC MEC

The Western Cape government and SA Tourism have welcomed the amendments to South Africa's visa regulations.

New visa amendments to ease travel arrangements for foreign nationals with kids

New visa amendments to ease travel arrangements for foreign nationals with kids

Home affairs Acting Director General at Dept of Home Affairs Thulani Mavuso explains the new visa amendments.

'She says I'm just waiting for this c**lie to move so I can take the photo'

'She says I'm just waiting for this c**lie to move so I can take the photo'

A caller on the Eusebius McKaiser Show, Zeenat says she was called a derogatory word for Indian on Heritage Day.