"Zuma's support is waning"

Adriaan Basson, Editor of News24, told Africa Melane that he doesn't believe President Jacob Zuma will remove Finance Minister, Pravin Gordhan from his position as his power and support is waning.

Basson wrote an article on what he believes Zuma's intentions and strategies are.

Basson says Zuma's recent actions are about survival and power.

And It's about a mission President Zuma has embarked on almost ten years ago to firstly stay out of prison and secondly make lots of money for him and his family.

Adriaan Basson, Editor of News24,

Basson says it is imperative to remember that the President holds the sole powers appoint and fire ministers. He says the information that emerged on Tuesday afternoon suggests that the African National Congress' (ANC) top six opposed Zuma's decision to replace Gordhan.

Basson adds that Zuma needs the balance of power to fulfill his mission of survival, which also crucial ahead of the ANC's national conference in December.

Basson says he feels Jacob Zuma is probably at the lowest point of his career as ANC president and is no longer sure of his unanimous support in the party.

A Cabinet meeting, called by the President is expected to be underway and will hopefully clear all speculations.

Listen to the full analysis by Basson in the audio below:


This article first appeared on 702 : "Zuma's support is waning"


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