ANC 2017 Elective Conference

Ramaphosa's cabinet will show his intent: Steven Friedman

Research professor at the University of Johannesburg, Prof Steven Friedman says we need to wait to see what the elected National Executive Committee would look like before coming to conclusions on the top six.

However, if one looks at what happened in the top six, the expectation would be that the NEC won't be that different to the top six, says Friedman.

Read: ‘Cyril Ramaphosa is fantastic for SA, and very good for the ANC’

So if there is any clear indication that the NEC goes in any particular direction that is different from the top six, that would answer the question whether Jacob Zuma would go or not and it could answer the question what kind of leadership the ANC is going to have in the next 5 years.

Steven Friedman, Research professor at the University of Johannesburg

The composition of the NEC is very important...

Steven Friedman, Research professor at the University of Johannesburg

Friedman says it will be interesting to see which way the other faction takes in terms of getting rid of Jacob Zuma because the Ramaphosa faction has made it clear that it needs him gone.

There are good reasons why both factions would want him gone but I cant say for certain that Zuma's faction would see things that way

Steven Friedman, Research professor at the University of Johannesburg

It certainly seems logical that they should but it doesn't mean they will.

Steven Friedman, Research professor at the University of Johannesburg

According to Friedman, the way things go from now on depends on how Cyril Ramaphosa plays his political game, particularly in choosing his cabinet because that's the only way he can have influence in the direction he wants things to go.

To hear more of this analysis by Prof Steven Friedman, listen below:


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