Despite widespread calls for president Zuma to step down as the president of the country, his son has been tipped to take top position. Mziwoxolo Edward Zuma Tipped For Top Position.
The race for who will replace president Zuma as ANC president come December has dominated South African politics in recent time.
There are strong indications that the playing field on which this battle would be contested favours pro-Zuma cadres – who have been vocal about their support for Zuma’s ex-wife Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma.
Dlamini-Zuma is a household name in African politics. She also enjoys the support of the so called ‘Premier League’ – as well as the majority of the ANC members, ANCYL and ANCWL in KwaZulu-Natal.
Cyril Ramaphosa, her closest rival is gaining grounds among some ANC factional groups, a majority of trade unions and scores of working class people.
Despite proactive approach by the ‘perceived’ contenders, Zuma’s arch enemy and EFF leader Julius Malema weighed in on the much-anticipated/crucial elective conference.
Speaking at the Newcastle, Malema claimed Zuma had drawn a 20-year plan for South Africa.
Juju said Zuma designed the plan in such a way that his 783 charges would be swept under the carpet.
Zuma planned to reinstate his ex-wife as ANC president at the end of his term and then his son Mziwoxolo Edward Zuma as Dlamini-Zuma’s successor.
He alleged: “Let me tell you, Zuma planned 10 years ago that Nkosazana [Dlamini-Zuma] will be president of the ANC. Then, it will be Mziwoxolo Edward Zuma 10 years after. We must fight this, to avoid South Africa from being a monarchy.”