Concern that December conference will collapse - Karima Brown

In an interview with Karima Brown on Monday night, axed Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande said that President Jacob Zuma will be a non-factor after December, only if the elective conference goes ahead.

Nzimande was fired last week in Zuma’s recent Cabinet reshuffle.

The South African Communist Party (SACP) has repeatedly called on the ANC to recall Zuma.

READ: Blade Nzimande: Zuma is going, he's going to be a non-factor after December

Recent events have sparked questions over whether or not the elective conference will go ahead.

He did however say that is if the conference happens, we did not dwell too much on the question around whether or not the conference is in danger, but he was quite emphatic about the fact that President Jacob Zuma is on his way out.

Karima Brown, political analyst

And as such reconstituting a relationship with him is not really something the South African Communist Party is thinking about.

Karima Brown, political analyst

There is some concern that the conference might either be interdicted at the last minute or might even collapse.

Karima Brown, political analyst

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