'Ramaphosa is aware Zuma exit plan might backfire if he steps on the wrong toes'

Political analyst Ralph Mathekga says African National Congress (ANC) president Cyril Ramaphosa's response to questions surrounding President Jacob Zuma's exit is honest and possibly a suggestion that he be given the space to deal with it cautiously.

In an interview with eNCA on Sunday, Ramaphosa said the matter must be addressed without causing divisions or embarrassing the president. He conceded that there is a lot of interest about Zuma's fate and whether or not he will finish his term in office.

Given his response, Mathekga says, Ramaphosa is aware that he should not be quick to step on anyone's toes.

He is trying to get the nation to understand that he is busy with a serious project that he needs to be given space to be able to expedite that.

Ralph Mathekga, political analyst

Anyone who can read the power balance within the ANC is aware that you really have to manage some of President Jacob Zuma's allies who still remain within the party and NEC. Those allies, you also need to give them space and try to convince them to consider realligining themselves in line with the new leadership in the ANC.

Ralph Mathekga, political analyst

Ramaphosa is very much aware that if he steps on wrong toes too hastily, this thing might just backfire.

Ralph Mathekga, political analyst

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