African National Congress (ANC) stalwart Pallo Jordan says the apparent issue of 'two centres of power' within the party is nothing new.
There have been questions about the amount of power and influence ANC president Cyril Ramaphosa has while Jacob Zuma remains state president, as well as increased speculation over whether or not Ramaphosa, along with the ANC NEC, will engage in any efforts to unseat Zuma.
Citing past events, Jordan suggests Ramaphosa may be in a bind.
The dilemmas of two centres of power is not new, we had the same situation also when Thabo Mbeki was elected in 97, Nelson Mandela was still president of the country, of course the situation was slightly different then because Mandela had allowed Mbeki to be defacto president for some time.— Palo Jordan, Former minister of arts and culture and ANC stalwart
I think what makes it a little bit tougher this time is that Cyril Ramaphosa is also deputy president of the country and there are court decisions he has to comply with which might lead to tension between himself and Jacob Zuma as president of the country but I am sure he will manage that properly.— Palo Jordan, Former minister of arts and culture and ANC stalwart
Speaking on the January 8 statement, Jordan says it sets the tone of a new leadership and the direction that Ramaphosa wants the party to take.
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