- ANC’s 54th Elective conference will run from 16 to 20 December 2017
- The leadership battle is likely to between Cyril Ramaphosa and Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma
- Political analysts expect President Zuma to be recalled after the conference
In a little, over three weeks the African National Congress (ANC) will start its 54th National Elective Conference in Johannesburg. During the course of this conference, the party will choose its next president.
While seven candidates are officially in the running to succeed Jacob Zuma, in reality, the race has come down to two candidates Cyril Ramaphosa and Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma.
Briefly.co.za takes a look at what South Africans could expect if Dlamini-Zuma becomes the next leader of the ruling party.
Dlamini-Zuma’s campaign says that she is the person best suited to unifying a fractured ANC after the elective conference and claims she is the leader which the party and country needs right now.
While her campaign claims Dlamini-Zuma would lead the party to another landslide victory at the 2019 general election not all political analysts and experts are so sure.
Political analyst Mcebisi Ndletyana told Eyewitness News that a victory for Dlamini-Zuma will cause major damage to the ANC and will lead to the party losing its majority at the next general election.
Political analysts have predicted that President Jacob Zuma might not be allowed to finish his second term in office under Dlamini-Zuma but his exit would be managed to make it look graceful and planned.
Dlamini-Zuma is a vocal supporter of radical economic transformation and land expropriation and is seen as a populist in some circles.
She has had varied success during her political career and successfully led the Department of Health for 10 years and has served in the Cabinet of all sitting presidents since the dawn of democracy.
Unfortunately, she has at times marred her successes with scandals such as lying to Parliament about funding for Seraphina 2 in 1995.
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