'Today, Zuma declared war on the ANC'

President Jacob Zuma has broken his silence and said the call for him to resign is unfair.

In an interview with the SABC, President Jacob Zuma said no one has been able to tell him what he's done wrong.

WATCH: Jacob Zuma responds

According to Zuma, South Africa is being plunged into a crisis and that his ANC comrades might regret their decision.

Political analyst Richard Calland says there was a sinister and threatening tone to Zuma's interview.

Calland says that Zuma was declaring war against his own party and warning them to think twice.

Also read: ANC caucus to use no-confidence bid to vote Zuma out, if he doesn't resign today

Zuma said that he is not being defiant, but that he disagrees with the decision to have him recalled.

The President told the SABC that the top six did not communicate with him what he had done to deserve a recall.

Zuma is calling to disrepute the version of events the ANC has put forward in wanting to remove him from power.

Prof Richard Calland, political analyst

Zuma has today declared war on his own party. There's no other way of looking at it.

Prof Richard Calland, political analyst

He basically said to his colleagues in the ANC leadership to be careful about what their doing... He was inviting a last negotiation.

Prof Richard Calland, political analyst

He's saying "I differ, I am defiant, and I will continue to fight on".

Prof Richard Calland, political analyst

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