Alleged illicit cigarette baron Edward Zuma: A conspiracy wants Dad removed

JOHANNESBURG, April 6 (Reuters) – South African President Jacob Zuma’s son said on Wednesday that there was an orchestrated plot to remove his father from the helm of Africa’s most industrialised economy.

President Jacob Zuma answers questions at Parliament in Cape Town, March 17, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings
SA president Jacob Zuma. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

“We know it’s only not about the well being of the country … its about merely personal vendettas that they have against the President of the country,” Edward Zuma said in an interview with ENCA television station.

“They are feeling the pressure, the pressure is simple: get Zuma out of power. They have tried many tricks in the book, they have failed.”

Zuma on Tuesday survived an impeachment vote in parliament launched after the constitutional court ruled he had ignored an order to repay state funds spent on his private home.