Magashule: ANC NEC hasn't discussed replacing Zuma

Pablo Tucker
January 13, 2018

This is one of the key conditions that Zuma has put down during behind-the-scenes negotiations now taking place with newly elected ANC President Cyril Ramaphosa, in exchange for his resignation, according to a Mail & Guardian report.

The ANC has dismissed rumours that former AU chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma will succeed Jacob Zuma as state president.

The visit to Mthatha on Thursday is part of the ANC's mass mobilization campaign, a build up to Saturday's 106th anniversary celebrations to be held at the Buffalo City stadium in East London on Saturday. One of the demands is rumoured to be that Dlamini Zuma would succeed him as president.

"It is quite clear that Ramaphosa is not equal to the task of getting rid Zuma as the majority of the ANC is still made up of corrupt and selfish leaders who put filling their own pockets before the needs of the people‚" Van Damme said.

A crowd of up to 120 000 is expected to attend the rally which will also be attended by statesman such as Kenya President Xx Kenyatta, former President Kgalema Motlanthe as well as SA President Jacob Zuma.

The beleaguered President also wants surety that some of his key Cabinet appointments - including the recent reshuffling of David Mahlobo to the Energy ministry and Bongani Bongo, who has allegations of corruption hanging over his head, to Minister of State Security. The statement, drafted by the NEC and delivered by the party president, sets the tone for the year and influences the State Of the Nation Address.

ANC President, Cyril Ramaphosa talks to his deputy DD Mabuza and ANC Treasure General, Paul Mashatile. "It will be the beginning of us mobilising our people for a decisive victory in 2019", Magashule said.

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