Mmusi Maimane: “It wasn’t me”, Jacob Zuma – Parliamentary Budget Vote
We cannot support a Presidency budget that saw R110 million wasted on an Arms Deal whitewash.
We cannot support a Presidency budget that has spent R45 million of public money – the equivalent of 375 RDP houses – on legal fees since 2009 to fight Mr Zuma’s battles in court.
We cannot support a Presidency budget when that president refuses to take responsibility for his actions.
Because this is a man whose answer to every single allegation is: “It wasn’t me.”
The Gupta landing at Waterkloof? It wasn’t me.
Al-Bashir’s escape? It wasn’t me.
The millions spent on Nkandla? It wasn’t me.
Failure to comply with the Public Protector’s report? It wasn’t me
A R4 billion luxury presidential jet? It wasn’t me
The push to sign off on a trillion Rand nuclear deal? It wasn’t me.
The Gupta brothers offering cabinet posts? It wasn’t me.
The crash of the Rand following Nenegate? It wasn’t me.
Nothing is ever Jacob Zuma. But he doesn’t fool anyone. Everybody knows: It was him.
And everybody knows that our country is going backwards under Zuma’s ANC.