Political Desk: No talk about Zuma's removal at ANC NEC meeting

The African National Congress (ANC) National Executive Committee has cleared speculation over President Jacob Zuma's fate, clarifying that he remains President.

The new NEC met for the first time on Wednesday in East London, where the party’s annual 8 January celebrations will be held.

The meeting took place to draft the party’s statement.

Political analyst Karima Brown shares details on this and what it means for ANC leader Cyril Ramaphosa.

The ANC secretary general Ace Magashule stepped out ahead of the meeting getting underway yesterday in East London to say that contrary to the much-hyped speculation that there was only one matter on the agenda - and that it included only the statement that is read out on the January 8 occasion.

Karima Brown, political analyst

I think what a lot of people are looking at is whether this means that Jacob Zuma survives longer.

Karima Brown, political analyst

Brown says Ramaphosa will need to act decisively.

I think what is going to be interesting is the extent to which the South African public and the markets are going to give Ramaphosa a little more indulgence to try and consolidate this position. It is going to be a test in real terms, because that window of opportunity is not going to last forever.

Karima Brown, political analyst

Click on the link below to listen to Karima's analysis....


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