The growing political tension has final reached the highest point of fever spasm. The top political gladiators within the ruling ANC have reached the tenuous point of political dilemma. The cracks within the ANC has broadened to a point of open confrontation and intimidation.
Some leaders within the top six have unequivocally prevailed on the incumbent deputy president, Cyril Ramaphosa to Jettison his presidential ambition for president Jacob Zuma’s ex-wife and former AU chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, with the reasons that that she is better positioned to clinch ultimate victory for the ANC, not also underestimating her political experience and remarkable service profile .
It is not clear at the moment who is pulling the strings and compelling the forceful obedience , because Zuma is obviously backing his ex-wife for the top job and is working assiduously to ensure that nothing stops her from succeeding him come 2019 presidential election.
Some of the reasons further adduced by the so called king makers within the party is that the fierce and open contention between Ramaphosa and Dlamini-Zuma will deepen the already existing crisis and bad blood within the ANC. Whether or not the Deputy president will accede to the demands of the power brokers within the party is still unknown.