Is the ANC using Cyril Ramaphosa to get votes from citizens in these upcoming elections?
Will he be removed from the seat of power after a few months in office?
John Maytham spoke to Professor Steven Friedman to understand if we are going to see a repeat of what happened to former ANC presidents Thabo Mbeki and Jacob Zuma?
If you look at the ANC constitution the only way to get rid of a sitting president is through a disciplinary procedure and the presidents tend to control the disciplinary procedure.— Professor Steven Friedman, Columnist
The is no recorded instance in the history in the ANC of a president being removed between congresses.— Professor Steven Friedman, Columnist
Friedman says the only time the Zuma faction has a chance of removing Ramaphosa is in 2022.
As things stand now, Ramaphosa has the majority in the NEC (national executive committee).— Professor Steven Friedman, Columnist
Listen to the full interview below...
This article first appeared on CapeTalk : 'Removing Ramaphosa now as ANC president would be a challenge'