The ANC lawmaker admitted to a certain degree of corruption, but stressed that these were eclipsed by mismanagement issues.
"I think a lot of it is basic management… Mismanagement is of the most important factors why we do not implement our polices, which in fact are good policies," Fubbs said.
The lawmaker stressed that the ANC was working to tackle the issue of existing corruption and warned that changes in the country should be done gradually. The parliamentarian also characterized well-trained personnel as a key to changing situation in politics.
"We do need to focus on policy and cadres. It is important to have political cadres who are competent," Fubbs explained.
South Africa's opposition has repeatedly criticized Zuma's policies as well as his alleged involvement in corruption schemes. In November 2016, DA sent a request to initiate criminal proceedings against Zuma on suspicion of corruption. Later that month, the parliament failed to pass a vote of no-confidence regarding Zuma, the results of which were 214 votes against and 126 in favor. Protests have been taking place regularly across South Africa urging the resignation of Zuma after the latter reshuffled the government, leading to the dismissal of several popular ministers.