It has been a dramatic two weeks in the South African political landscape since talks of President Jacob Zuma resigning got under way.
Zuma has repeatedly rejected the ANC’s national executive committee’s (NEC) call and its recently elected president Cyril Ramaphosa’s request for him to vacate the position of state president.
This has earned Ramaphosa the moniker Ramapostponer with several tweeps taking to the social media platforms with the hashtag #Ramapostponer to share their views on the country’s deputy president’s efforts to ensure “a smooth transition of power” without “humiliating” Zuma having dragged on for this long.
Just yesterday, the NEC announced that it will make pronouncements on the Zuma exit issue this afternoon following Zuma’s refusal to step down, but that presser has also been postponed for 2pm. Here is what some tweeps had to say in the past week or so.
Ramapostponer given mandated to convey a message to the delinquent to resign or be recalled. Goodnight
— Julius Sello Malema (@Julius_S_Malema) February 12, 2018
The promise made on Sunday that the people of SA will get FINALITY on the matter of Jacob Zuma has been POSTPONED by 48hours!
This was agreed at the POSTPONED NEC meeting
There is still no word on the POSTPONED State of the Nation Adress!#PresidentRamapostponer
— Dali Mpofu (@AdvDali_Mpofu) February 13, 2018
So Ramapostponer lied to us again!He promised that "the matter" would be FINALISED on Monday…
It's Tuesday already….Finalization? Dololo!👀
— Dali Mpofu (@AdvDali_Mpofu) February 12, 2018
— Mashiza (@Zama7) February 13, 2018
— Page (@prin0164) February 13, 2018
— Sir Katlégo (@katlegovic) February 13, 2018