Zuma’s allies target Ramaphosa at ANC general council, but face a tough task

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Zuma’s allies target Ramaphosa at ANC general council, but face a tough task

President Cyril Ramaphosa. Image: Elmond Jiyane, GCIS

Allies of former president Jacob Zuma are joining forces in a bid to oust President Cyril Ramaphosa at the ANC’s national general council (NGC) session in July.

Even though the NGC is about assessing implementation of the resolutions taken at the ANC’s elective conference in December 2017, political experts believe Zuma allies will seek to prematurely remove Ramaphosa from leadership because he has allegedly not executed Nasrec decisions they are aligned with. One of the most controversial of those was the resolution to nationalise the Reserve Bank, which economists warn could seriously damage foreign investment confidence and will be reflected in the decisions of international financial ratings agencies. Ramaphosa did go some way in this state of the nation address – and this was actioned by Minister...



 


 

 

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