Pretoria, South Africa, Apr 10, 2017 / 09:39 am
The bishops of South Africa have called on the country's embattled president, Jacob Zuma, to consider stepping down as part of an effort to fight corruption.
Marches protesting Zuma have been held across cities in South Africa after he reshuffled his cabinet, replacing a respected finance minister at the end of March, which resulted in the country's credit rating being cut to junk status by S&P.
The sacked minister, Pravin Gordhan, is regarded as an opponent of government corruption.
"We respectfully remind President Zuma that he has been elected to serve all South Africans," read the April 4 letter from the South African bishops' conference, signed by Archbishop Stephen Brislin of Cape Town.