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Zuma will have lost total control over Cabinet - political analyst

28 November 2016 12:55 PM

Analyst Prince Mashele says motion of no-confidence from ministers under Zuma will result in him being an even weaker President.

The ANC can no longer be trusted by South Africans, and it cannot trust itself.

Prince Mashele, political analyst

Political analyst Prince Mashele says reports that some ANC National Executive Committee (NEC) want a secret ballot for the motion of no-confidence against Zuma, suggests that members fear being victimised by their own comrades.

The ANC NEC is currently locked in a meeting questioning President Jacob Zuma’s fitness to hold office. This is the first time this has been publically addressed in an NEC meeting.

Yesterday the ANC NEC extended its meeting to Monday. The meeting followed Minister of Tourism Derek Hanekom's motion of no confidence in Zuma.

Reports suggest that ANC Chief Whip Jackson Mthembu, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi and Public Works Minister Thulasi Nxesi are supporting the motion.

These people are who have already expressed their views publicly. We had already knowing they are fed up of President Jacob Zuma, what we did not know is what they had been plotting, i.e tabling a motion of no-confidence in an ANC NEC meeting.

Prince Mashele, political analyst

Nxesi says even if the motion of no-confidence fails, he believes the President will have lost total control over his Cabinet.

I don't think you will find many cases in the world, a minister serving under the President sends a motion of no-confidence in the governing structures of the ruling party.

Prince Mashele, political analyst

Whether he survives or not, he will be a very weak President. He can't reshuffle the Cabinet. He literally can't run the country.

Prince Mashele, political analyst

A number of civil society organisations which are part Save South Africa, ANC stalwarts, workers unions have called on the President to resign following Constitutional Court judgement on Nkandla and state capture allegations.

Listen to political analyst, Prince Mashele, below for more analysis...


28 November 2016 12:55 PM