President Jacob Zuma on Wednesday used his 75th birthday celebrations to cement his position as the country’s head and ease the concerns of his supporters amid growing calls for his removal. A confident and cool Zuma gave a lengthy address in which he brushed off calls by the opposition for him to step down. “I don’t get stressed. Stress is a white man’s disease and that is why a term such as stress did not exist in the Zulu language‚” he chuckled as he addressed the party goers. He called on the ANC members to ignore the actions of the opposition‚ saying it was their job to oppose anything and everything done by the ruling party. “Do not fear when the opposition speaks the way it does. They are doing their job to oppose what others do. If they don’t deliver‚ they aren’t doing their jobs‚“ he said. Thousands had gathered at his birthday bash in Kliptown‚ Soweto. Closing off his lengthy address‚ Zuma said he would be willing to step down only if that was what the ANC wanted. “Even if...

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