[LISTEN] 'Jacob Zuma may be relaxing somewhere with a cup of tea, plotting'

Even on the cusp of his supposed exit President Jacob Zuma has always managed to 'reinvent' himself and escape any situation.

Political analysts Lukhona Mnguni, Karima Brown and Richard Poplak provide insightful analysis on Zuma's next moves.

As the pandemonium around his exit continues, Mnguni says the President could be plotting his next move.

Jacob Zuma may be relaxing somewhere with a cup of tea, plotting.

Lukhona Mnguni, political analyst

Mnguni says getting rid of the President is not cut and dry. He suggests the African National Congress (ANC) has failed to make a solid case against Zuma.

The ANC is not being honest about why it wants to recall President Jacob Zuma. They are using fictitious arguments like the separation of two centers of power between Luthuli House and the Union Buildings.

Lukhona Mnguni, political analyst

They crushed that momentum they entered the new year with. Here you are now on a scramble that looks so untidy and so desperate. It clearly says, politically, you are not so well grounded as you should appear.

Lukhona Mnguni, political analyst

What could JZ have said to the top six? A number of things. If you feel that there are things I have done as the President of the country, you can't take me out on mere speculation and allegations. There is a commission of inquiry coming, I have made my representation to the NDPP, so go and wait fro process...

Lukhona Mnguni, political analyst

Political analyst Karima Brown believes the President will not be delivering the State of the Nation Adress.

Cyril Ramaphosa is alive to the voices that are coming outside of his party, as well as inside, and that if one is a politician with your eye on the future, which is 2019 and you talk about the country, then it is logical that President Jacob Zuma needs to be removed almost immediately if your reform plan is to be believed.

Karima Brown, political analyst

That removal cannot wait until after the state of the nation.

Karima Brown, political analyst

Daily Maverick Columnist Richard Poplak shares his views.

This whole thing has been a messy attempt at designing a dignified succession process that seems to make sense on a bunch of counts. There are two ticking bombs, the first is the Sona and the second is the motion of no confidence. is

Richard Poplak, columnist at The Daily Maverick

It is untenable for a political party to vote with the opposition on a motion of no confidence. It is the one unenviable red line that you cannot cross as a party.

Richard Poplak, columnist at The Daily Maverick

The motion of no confidence for 'responsible members of the ANC' is the time bomb. They have to get him out prior to that. The specter of losing that vote in Parliament is an existential crisis for a political party. It can't be allowed to happen.

Richard Poplak, columnist at The Daily Maverick

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