The top ANC member and former state spin doctor says ‘no man-made pressure’ can derail the president.

Senior ANC member Mzwanele Manyi says no man can suppress President Jacob Zuma, who he likens to a volcanic eruption.

Manyi tweeted a picture of the president, who addressed thousands of Twelve Apostles Church in Christ church members. The top ANC member says “no man-made pressure” can derail the president, who has now survived numerous motions to unseat him in parliament.

“Prez Zuma is like a Volcano. No man made pressure can suppress a volcanic eruption,” said Manyi on Twitter.


Zuma called on the church to stop meddling in political matters as, he said, their role was to pray for leaders.

Addressing the church during their International Thanksgiving Day celebrations at Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban, the president urged church leaders to help build a stable nation instead of interfering in matters of politics.

“It is sad to see the church and church leaders getting mired into matters of politics instead of praying for leaders. I urge the church to pray for us as leaders‚ pray for our people to stop the hatred. I urge you to assist us to build a stable nation built on love‚” said Zuma.

The church’s chief apostle, Caesar Nongqunga, said Zuma should be forgiven for all his transgressions.

Nongqunga is also said to have called about 4.5 million members of the church to abandon other banks and switch to VBS Bank, which funded the R7.8 million Zuma was ordered to repay for state-funded nonsecurity upgrades to his Nkandla home.

Nongqunga said he would switch and so would the church.

“Every member of the Twelve Apostles Church, take out your money from any other bank and put it in this bank. I am going to do the same. Similarly, the church will do the same.

“I don’t expect any member then to be banking with any other bank except VBS bank. We must bank with our own bank,” Nongqunga said.