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If #ZumaMustFall movement gains momentum, it could hurt the ANC - Fikeni

As President Jacob Zuma remains silent on the reasons for firing former Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene, a new movement is growing on social media: #ZumaMustFall.

A march has been planned to the Union Buildings on Wednesday 16 December 2015.

Political analyst Somadoda Fikeni said the movement may have a significant impact on the ANC's succession plans, if it gains enough momentum.

Listen to the full conversation from The Midday Report:

Fikeni says the ANC is in an awkward position, as it can't be seen as distancing themselves from the President, following his unexplained decision to reshuffle.

It might be the beginning of something fundamental in the developments of the ANC and the country.

Dr Somadoda Fikeni, political analyst and heritage expert

The ANC quietly wishes that the President would explain himself, as to what informed the firing of Nene and van Rooyens appointment.

Dr Somadoda Fikeni, political analyst and heritage expert

It would not be good to have the President recalled, but the likelihood is still there.

Dr Somadoda Fikeni, political analyst and heritage expert

When it comes to 2017, and the new ANC leader is elected, there might be a louder noise calling for no two centres of power.

Dr Somadoda Fikeni, political analyst and heritage expert

This article first appeared on 702 : If #ZumaMustFall movement gains momentum, it could hurt the ANC - Fikeni


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