If Jacob Zuma were a pushover, he wouldn’t have lasted this long as a president that has seriously damaged our economy and sold chunks of the state to wealthy associates writes Max du Preez, News24 Columnist.
I don't think we should overreact to the NEC. I think it was disappointing, it shows a lack of courage. It also shows the amount of fear in the NEC.— Max du Preez, News24 Columnist
Du Preez says his informant, in the African National Congress (ANC) and a member of the anti-Zuma faction told him that there a few people who spoke broadly about the party's problems.
It reminded me of when P.W Botha was in charge of the cabinet.— Max du Preez, News24 Columnist
Du Preez says he believes people in the ANC are seemingly afraid of President Zuma and losing their positions in the party. He adds that the next ANC president will not be elected by the NEC but by the 4500 delegates who will be voting at the The ANC elective conference in December.
Du Preez goes on to say that more scandals surrounding President Zuma will end up in court, but that can take months or even years.
There's a risk in exposing this information because of the sources.— Max du Preez, News24 Columnist
Zuma’s legal team has been brilliant in playing the judicial system to win time, but this game is fast coming to an end says du Preez.
He says the court is likely to order his prosecution on 783 criminal charges soon and the judicial inquiry into state capture is going to start sometime this year.
Listen to the full interview here: