Reports have it that the ANC is anticipating Zuma will negatively affect their performance in the upcoming election results.
This follows the sentiments a representative of the ruling party expressed in a political discourse.
Four political parties were discussing their plans for municipalities after the August local government elections. The event as learnt, was hosted by the Jewish Board of Deputies.
Ros Greeff represented ANC mayoral candidate Parks Tau.
Speaking, she divulged that the ruling party is worried about the negativity the President is involved in. The Johannesburg city official insinuated that Zuma’s negativity will affect ANC’s performance in the election results and that the party members are worried about that.
“The president needs to consider the impact he has on our country, we do feel that we are going to have a problem with the upcoming elections,” said the urban management mayoral committee member.
Greeff insisted that it’s ideal for President Zuma to do the right thing at this point of his political career but refused to precisely state what the ‘right thing’ is.
She added that ANC was pressured too much from members and supporters across the country about the selection of candidates for the up coming elections.
According to her, ANC’s national executive spent several days on candidate names and were not happy with some of the names.
That was why they decided to choose Thoko Didiza as mayoral candidate for Tshwane, she buttressed.
DA mayoral candidate Herman Mashaba, Cope leader Mosiuoa Lekota, and ACDP MP Steven Swart attended the political discourse. The Economic Freedom Fighters refused to attend the discourse and didn’t offer any explanation for the decision.