Following media reports that the ANC leaders are quietly working on an exit strategy for President Jacob Zuma, CapeTalk's Africa Melane speaks to Political Science Professor at UJ Mcebisi Ndletyana about the possibilities and implications of this exit plan.
According to Ndletyana, having the president in office and going into Local Government Election could be a risky move for the ruling party because the country is already unhappy about what he's been doing.
At the same if they make a decision to remove him now, Ndetyana says could be even a riskier move because he is still quite popular in some provinces like KZN, Mpumalanga and possibly the North West.
Listen to the full conversation below:
And some of these provinces especially KZN where there is a bit of ethnic attachment linked to him, it might cause a serious problems.— Dr Mcebisi Ndletyana, Associate Professor of Political Science at UJ
It's a catch 22 situation, he says. He added that the ANC would have to remove him in the long run, because he has proven to be a complete liability, bringing many scandals and embarrassment to the party.