'South Africans no longer have the appetite for another Zuma' - analyst

Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) held its main May Day rally in Bloemfontein on Workers Day. The event was then cancelled when scuffles broke with some members even booing President Jacob Zuma.

Prior to the rally, at least three Cosatu unions had sent a warning message that allowing President Zuma to address Cosatu members would send a confusing message because the federation had taken a resolution that he should step down.

Professor Lesiba Teffo, political analyst based at UNISA, said the turnout at Monday's rally is an indication of the people's grievances.

It speaks to a number of things that the centre can no longer hold.

Professor Lesiba Teffo, political analyst based at UNISA

Teffo says his sympathy goes out to President Zuma.

I think (he) recognises that the people of South Africa have had it with him.

Professor Lesiba Teffo, political analyst based at UNISA

Teffo goes on to say that the President fails to ask himself what has gone wrong and what he can possibly do to redeem himself.

The number of people turning against the President continues to grow daily, he adds, and believes President Zuma's fear of going to jail make him unwilling to concede.

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I think South African's no longer have the appetite for another Zuma.

Professor Lesiba Teffo, political analyst based at UNISA

Teffo explains that it is unfortunate that Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini- Zuma's last few public appearances have tainted her reputation because she sounds like someone that has graduated from the President Jacob Zuma school of politics.

He adds that deputy president, Cyril Ramaphosa needs to be brave enough to uphold the traditions of the African National Congress (ANC) to garner his support if he wants to succeed president Zuma.

Ramaphosa has better credentials.

Professor Lesiba Teffo, political analyst based at UNISA

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