Former ANC Commanders Urgently Want ANC To Elect A New Leader

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Former ANC military commanders have come knocking on the door of the African National Congress. The former members of the ANC who said they won’t remain silent and see things fall apart, have requested the ANC to convene a special national congress.

They also want the ANC executive body to elect new leadership during the special national congress.

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Addressing the ANC NEC via a letter, the generals of the ANC’s Umkhonto we Sizwe movement urged the ANC to deal directly with the alleged Gupta family’s influence over Zuma’s administration.

The letter was signed by former communications minister Siphiwe Nyanda and was handed to the ANC’s Secretary General Gwede Mantashe during the party’s National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting over the weekend.

General Nyanda noted that an earlier draft of the letter to the ANC, in which a dignified exit of President Jacob Zuma was recommended has since been amended.



The letter was handed to the ANC’s Secretary General Gwede Mantashe during the party’s National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting over the weekend and is signed by former communications minister Siphiwe Nyanda.

General Nyanda revealed that an earlier draft of the letter to the ANC, in which they called for a dignified exit to be negotiated for President Jacob Zuma, has since been amended.

The group of Umkhonto weSizwe commanders reiterated that they cannot remain silent “in the face of this most undemocratic and dangerous development.”

They argued that removing Zuma would be in the best interest of everyone because his exit would prevent “massive, irreparable damage to the economy”.

It is glaring that dark clouds are hanging over President Zuma, whose leadership has come under fire following a lot of controveresial issues, revelations and confessions that have brewed since last week. This had resulted in a waning trust in the ANC by South Africans

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