The South African Communist Party (SACP) has lambasted the president for ‘disregarding the decisions and policies of the ANC’ by publicly backing his ex-wife. The ANC forbids any kind of public campaign for its presidency.

Battle lines have been drawn in the ANC succession and SACP has now openly backed Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa to take over from President Jacob Zuma as ANC president.

The president has openly backed his ex-wife Dlamini-Zuma.

SACP taking a devastating swipe at pres. Zuma said the president want to turn the ANC into a “Zuma dynasty”. The communist party has now decided to back Ramaphosa to take over.

The communist party said the president became the first to defy the ANC rule and back his ex-wife in public.

SACP second deputy general secretary Solly Mapaila has also criticised the president for “disregarding the decisions and policies of the ANC”.

The deputy president has received blessings from the Shembe church after receiving an invitation by the church. While there, he was told to be straightforward about what his intentions were.

Dlamini-Zuma, on the other hand, has received support from the ANCYL, the president, and the ANC Women’s League, which said it was time South Africa got a woman president.