- Zuma is seen by many as the main cause of the ANC's demise
- Presidentail candidate Baleka Mbete however believes that JZ should be allowed to finish his term
- With only 30 days left until the national election conference, Ramaphosa seems to be in the lead as successor of JZ
President Jacob Zuma has received many requests to step down, as a lot of people name him as the main cause of the ANC’s deterioration.
Baleka Mbete, a presidential candidate, says that Zuma should be allowed to finish his term as president with dignity.
In a radio interview on Radio 702 Townhall, Mbete was asked whether she thought Zuma was fit for office.
She said she doesn’t understand the question as Zuma has led and contributed to leadership.
“He’s the choice of the ANC, he was elected by branch delegates for two terms and we owe it to our legacy to let him finish off his term in dignity.”
Mbete was also asked if she believed Fezeka Kuzwayo’s sexual assault allegations towards Zuma. She replied that she didn’t have the details or to examine the reliability of the claims, but she said that it was a sensitive issue to her as she is a feminist.
In the meantime, there are only 30 days left until the national elective conference and Eyewitness News took a look at the possible scenarios that could happen after the vote.
Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma and Cyril Ramaphosa remain the obvious leaders of the branch nominations.
The CR17 campaign of Ramaphosa has revealed that it isn’t worried about court challenges if Ramaphosa should win the elections. They said that if the nomination process was clean, there will be no need for legal processes.
Briefly.co.za gathered that many political analysts firmly believe that Ramaphosa will save the ANC should he prove victorious.
They also warn that even under Ramaphosa’s lead, it will be a challenge for the ANC to regain lost trust.
Dlamini-Zuma’s supporters could very well choose to stay in the party and fight back, instead of leaving the ANC.
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