African National Congress (ANC) veteran, Mavuso Msimang, says it is unfortunate that the motion of no confidence against President Jacob Zuma has been called by the opposition.
Msimang says the ANC has failed to take responsibility to resolve 'the crisis' facing the ruling party.
ANC veterans have called on the ANC to vote with opposition parties on the motion of no confidence against Zuma.
However, ANC General Secretary Gwede Mantashe says calls for Zuma to resign which are based on the State of Capture report are unfounded.
Mantashe emphasised that the Public Protector's report did not make any findings, instead called for the appointment of the judicial inquiry.
He said ANC Members of Parliament should not participate in the proposed motion of no confidence against the President.
Unfortunately, the ANC has abdicated its responsibility to the opposition.— Mavuso Msimang, ANC veteran
It's unfortunate that somebody else is calling for this. I don't think this will happen because we don't even have courage to allow people to vote secretly.— Mavuso Msimang, ANC veteran
The veterans are calling for the President to step down. We don't see the current NEC, as structured, taking any initiative taking the organisation forward.— Mavuso Msimang, ANC veteran
Listen to Msimang explaining why the ANC should listen to its veterans....
Last week the 101 ANC Veterans raised their concerns about the leadership of the party and urged President Jacob Zuma to do the right thing.
Former President Thabo Mbeki has also written a letter to Zuma saying he must listen to veterans saying they are 'in fact eminently politically very senior to many who currently serve as members of the ANC NEC'.
Nehawu National Health Education and Allied Workers Union (Nehawu) has also come out saying Zuma must resign from the Presidency before 2019 national and provincial elections.