Growing rift in ANC over Zuma’ future
The new leader of South Africa’s African National Congress (ANC) Cyril Ramaphosa called for unity on amid increasingly polarised opinion over President Jacob Zuma future.
There is widespread speculation that Ramaphosa and his allies are encouraging ANC members to oust Zuma as head of state without further delay. However, publicly Ramaphosa as deputy president, positions himself as Zuma ally.
Zuma’s term doesn’t officially end until 2019 when national elections will be held but he could be removed early through a motion of no confidence in parliament or at meeting of the ANC’s national executive committee (NEC). The NEC will meet this week.