Thursday, 1 February 2018

It's not Zuma, but Ramaphosa that is in a corner.

President Jacob Zuma and with 
Cyril Ramaphosa. (Themba Makofane, Daily Sun)
On the face of it, President Jacob Zuma is supposed to be a man in a tight corner with very little space to manoeuvre except to resign. 

The past few days South Africa has been pregnant with expectation of Zuma's imminent resignation as it happened with his predecessor, former president Thabo Mbeki. But Zuma has again shown us that he is able to squeeze himself out between a rock and a hard place to live just another day. Or perhaps till his term comes to an end in 2019.

His successor in the ANC Cyril Ramaphosa and chairperson Gwede Mantashe have warned him that they won't guarantee him parliamentary support if the opposition parties went ahead with their plan to impeach him or table a motion of no confidence in him. Hence, they are now discussing his "options".

But as a matter of principle, Mantashe can't "mantash" now and tell us the ANC caucus in Parliament will vote with the opposition. 

Full story at News24.

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