South Africa’s most controversial poet Ms. Ntsiki Mazwai believes she has all it takes to lock horns with President Zuma’s ex-spouse Dlamini-Zuma Nkosazana, should the ANC endorse her as its next leader.
Popularly known for her restiveness and unflagging criticism against perceived rivals, Mazwai is one South African that has dared even the country’s number one citizen on several occasions.
On learning that there are tell-tale signs that the ANC may likely tower Dlamini-Zuma to the party’s covetous seat, the poet took to Twitter to roll out her interest in joining the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) as its women’s league leader.
According to Mazwai, Dlamini-Zuma is not the best candidate to replace President Zuma. She even insisted that the ANC will apparently lose the elections to the EFF should it present the AU chairperson as its frontrunner.
If anc pushes nkosazana zuma….@Julius_S_Malema i wanna head up your womens league. Kahle nje.
— Imbongikazi yeSizwe (@ntsikimazwai) January 8, 2017
“They are the lower grades. What South Africans need is not another Zuma, The ruling party will lose votes to the EFF should it go ahead and push for Dlamini-Zuma.
“We do not want another f*cking zuma….that family has no values and principles……they are opportunistic and manipulative. The Zumas are a cancer to South Africa,” Ms. Ntsiki Mazwai said.
The chances of Zuma’s ex-spouse taking over the reins of the ruling party became brighter over the weekend after the ANC Women League openly endorsed the female presidential aspirant.
In a statement, the league said it believes Dlamini-Zuma is the “only suitable candidate … Her legacy and influence is known and well documented throughout the history pages of the republic and beyond”.
So far, reliable reports confirmed that there are at least eight names in contention to take over the presidency, including National Assembly speaker Baleka Mbete.
Nevertheless, news making the rounds within in a faction in the ANC had it that former deputy president and interim president of South Africa, Kgalema Motlanthe, is being touted as a possible “compromise candidate” to become the ANC president.
Motlanthe is said to have a strong chance of making a political comeback in 2017, due mainly to factionalism in the ANC – one of which is supporting Ramaphosa, the other Dlamini-Zuma.