‘That could signal the ANC is prepared to use its MPs to get Jacob Zuma out’

FILE: President Jacob Zuma responding to the Sona 2015 debate. Picture; Thomas Holder/EWN.

Jacob Zuma has, so far, survived each of the numerous attempts to unseat him as President of South Africa.

But now the endgame is near. He may well take the ANC all the way to the brink of its own demise as the party we currently know. Either way, everything is about to change.

Stephen Grootes

Will Jacob Zuma read the State of the Nation address?

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviewed Mpumelelo Mkhabela (University of South Africa).

Listen to the interview in the audio below (and/or scroll down for quotes from it).

He [Jacob Zuma] has now forced them [ANC] to rethink that [removing him without humiliation].

Mpumelelo Mkhabela, Unisa

President Jacob Zuma knows that the only way for him to stay is if the ANC remains divided.

Mpumelelo Mkhabela, Unisa

People are looking for change.

Mpumelelo Mkhabela, Unisa

The stakes are already against Zuma…

Mpumelelo Mkhabela, Unisa

The ANC would rather have Zuma step down without facing that motion of no confidence.

Mpumelelo Mkhabela, Unisa

…that could be signalling that the ANC is prepared to use its members in Parliament to get him [Jacob Zuma] out.

Mpumelelo Mkhabela, Unisa

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