Monday, May 6, 2013

Guptagate puts Zuma in fix

No Fear No Favour No pulling punches........ Zuma must go

PRESIDENT Jacob Zuma rallied ANC volunteers for next year’s general election yesterday, but his position in the party may be more precarious than ever before.

06 May 2013 | Ngwako Modjadji

The Citizen understands  that plans are afoot to sack Zuma following the widespread outrage over the Gupta aircraft scandal.

A source within the ANC told The Citizen yesterday that the close relationship between the Gupta family, Zuma and some cabinet ministers has divided the ANC.

“ANC top brass have concluded that Zuma’s relationship with the Guptas has brought the organisation and the government into disrepute and Zuma should go,” the source said. 

“The ANC top brass are worried about the party’s performance in the 2014 national elections if Zuma is the candidate for president.
 “The ANC national executive committee (NEC) has lost confidence in Zuma and a good leader is likely to be chosen to replace him,” the source said.

But ANC national spokesman  Keith Khoza  denied that these claims. 

“People are mischievous to say there are divisions within the ANC because of the Gupta saga. The NEC has not even met to discuss the matter.”

Professor Susan Booysen, political analyst at the University of the Witwatersrand, said the Gupta scandal  had weakened Zuma politically.

“This has been a dismal year for Zuma. The PetroSA and Central African Republic scandals have given the impression Zuma is not well suited to leadership. The ANC will try to be protective and defensive but Zuma has been weakened. 

“This latest twist shows the extreme influence the Guptas have over SA politics. It makes a mockery of our leaders,” Booysen said. She said there was a sense of despair among  citizens of the country.

“The South African public is very concerned about what is happening,” she said.

Veteran political analyst Steven Friedman, however, said it was not clear if the Gupta debacle had weakened Zuma politically.  –

RThe Citizen


If this is not enough reason to impeach ZUMA then we might as well accept him as "Dictator Supremo!"

If we accept him we are still DOOMED!


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