ANC support dwindled in the last municipal election, a good number of ANC members believe Zuma caused the poor performance. They want him axed and, the only reason Zuma is still President is because ANC NEC are scared of him.
Reports have it that the fear of losing power or being demoted are the reasons ANC NEC are reluctant to do anything about the troubles President Zuma caused the ANC at polls.
The ANC decision making body won’t speak about Zuma’s effect on the elections because they’re scared of him, reports The Sowetan.
The daily paper reported that two members of ANC NEC told the media outlet that President Zuma wouldn’t be held responsible for the party’s nosediving support.
The NEC members said other members are unwilling to confront Zuma on the issue.
“Everybody knows what the problem here is. But, very few people have the appetite to confront the elephant in the room. People are thinking that if they speak out they are going to lose their trappings of power,” one of the NEC member reportedly stated.
The anonymous NEC member thereafter, remarked that those in position to rebuke Zuma want to remain his buddy. And, that they’re hypocritical about that as they don’t truly like him.
Meanwhile, Mail & Guardian reported that the ANC’s national executive committee (NEC) meeting this weekend will be interesting because ANC will discuss its poor performance in the local government elections.
ANC’s Future Leaders
Aside that, the report hinted that ANC NEC will also talk about the future leadership of the party. As learnt, there are two factions in the party which hints at its next possible leaders.
The first is championing for a Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma leadership with Malusi Gigaba as her deputy and Mbalula, the secretary general. Whereas the other is campaigning Ace Magashule becomes the next ANC chairperson and David Mabuza his deputy.
If Cyril Ramaphosa intends to lead SA next, then he’s almost, entirely on his own. Nobody is talking about supporting him.