DA warns of legal action should Zuma get immunity from prosecution

File: DA chief whip John Steenhuisen says his party will take legal action against President Jacob Zuma of he is granted immunity from prosecution in exchange for stepping down as president. Photo: eNCA

JOHANNESBURG - The Democratic Alliance (DA) is warning that if President Jacob Zuma is granted immunity from prosecution, it will take legal action.

"I  think it’s important that South Africans are taken into the confidence of the ANC about what the terms of the deal are. If it’s a go in peace with ... immunity from prosecution, if that has been the terms of the deal, we as the DA will be the first to approach the courts," says John Steenhuisen, the DA chief whip.

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Pressure is mounting on President Jacob Zuma to step down.

On Tuesday, the ANC announced that a planned special ANC executive committee meeting had been postponed following "fruitful discussion" between the ANC president, Cyril Ramaphosa, and Zuma.

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