SAKP claims Zuma wants to sack Ramaphosa to replace him with his ex

The SA Communist Party (SACP) issued a statement stating that Jacob Zuma intends to fire Cyril Ramaphosa as the country’s deputy president and replace him with his ex Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma.

The SAKP further claims that Zuma wants to use a Zulu regiment (Anabutho) to protect him in his post as president.
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Zuma digs in heels ahead of SONA

President Jacob Zuma is adamant he will deliver his State of the Nation address (Sona) on Thursday, despite calls for him to step down.

The Mail & Guardian has reliably learned that Zuma told senior ANC leaders during a meeting at his official residence this week that he would reject any attempts to force him out as the country’s highest office before Sona.

“He [Zuma] has made it clear he would not accept any decision influenced by any ‘counter-revolutionaries’, including opposition parties. He said if it meant he should face impeachment and lose all his presidential benefits, he was prepared for that as a matter of principle,” said an ANC insider close to Zuma.
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South African president-in-waiting wants to ‘confiscate white farms without compensation’

The newly elected leader of South Africa’s ruling ANC (African National Congress), Cyril Ramaphosa, has come out strongly in favour of a Zimbabwe-style land grab in the country, promising to confiscate white-owned farms without compensation. In recent speeches Ramaphosa has also vowed to change the country’s constitution, which nominally guarantees private property rights, with the […]
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South Africans are trying to decode Ramaphosa (and getting it wrong)

During the Cold War, a new profession emerged – “Kremlinologists”, a hodge-podge of academics, journalists, other scoundrels, and commentators, who would study every minute detail of the behaviour of Soviet Union leaders when they were in public. They examined who stood next to whom, whose chair was closer or further away from the leader, who […]
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Ramaphosa: Taking land will turn SA into the Garden of Eden

South Africa could turn into the ultimate paradise with the implementation of the policy of expropriation of land without compensation, ANC president Cyril Ramaphosa said in Nongoma, Kwazulu-Natal on Sunday. “In fact, it is possible for us to begin a process of working the land and improving agriculture – making it a very successful factor […]
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Zuma removed as president?

A parliamentary subcommittee will meet this week to draft procedures to change parts of parliamentary rules to remove a president. The proposal will then be tabled in the parliament for discussion. This follows after the Constitutional Court has given Parliament six months to put in place mechanisms to resign a president. Cyril Ramaphosa seems to […]
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Rand is slowly losing steam after realizing there is not much difference between Zuma and Ramaphosa’s policies

The rand is slowly losing steam after the initial recovery following Cyril Ramaphosa’s election as president of the ANC. All the optimism about a new “president” is slowly decreasing and economists believe that the currency is falling back and aligned with previous dissertations. This comes just after Ramaphosa’s land grab threats to seize land without […]
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Don’t be fooled by Ramphosa’s ‘New Deal’ or NDZ’s ‘radical economic transformation’

It is now abundantly clear that the race to succeed Jacob Zuma as ANC president next month is between his deputy, Cyril Ramaphosa, and Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma — the president’s former wife and preferred successor. No one else matters. All our attention should be focused on these two. Not that the other supposed candidates for the […]
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Ramaphosa nowhere to be found on ANC Women’s League NEC nomination list

It’s clear that there’s no love from the ANC Women’s League for Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa. His name is nowhere on the league’s list of 223 members nominated for the all-powerful National Executive Committee (NEC). The league is backing Ramaphosa’s rival Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma in the party’s presidential campaign that comes to a head at […]
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Mixed reaction to Cyril Ramaphosa’s ‘slate’ especially with Naledi Pandor as VP

Deputy President, and one of the frontrunners for ANC leader, Cyril Ramaphosa will have a tough time convincing some of his supporters to throw their weight behind his preferred deputy ahead of the party’s December elective conference. The surprise announcement that he wants current ANC National Executive Committee member Naledi Pandor to be his deputy […]
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Road to December conference: Pandor announced as Ramaphosa’s running mate

ANC Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa revealed Naledi Pandor, the minister of science and technology, would be running as his deputy president candidate in the leadership campaign for the party’s elective conference to be held in Johannesburg this December. Ramaphosa was speaking at a rally at the Tafelkopp Stadium outside Groblersdal in Limpopo when he urged […]
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When do opinions become racism?

The coffin case provoked various opinions. Two of the most important opinions were those of the DA and the country’s deputy president, Cyril Ramaphosa. The white enemy political party, the DA, asked for the worst possible punishment. The party’s anti-white feeling often bubbles out. To name but a few examples: the party’s leader during the […]
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Ramaphosa leads Gauteng nominations in the presidential race

ANC deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa is leading the Gauteng presidential race following this weekend’s round of nominations by branches in the province. But, it’s early days, insiders say. According to them, nominations are yet to meet the halfway mark, which will give a more clear indication of Ramaphosa’s performance in the race. Outcomes of branch […]
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State vs ANC: Sylvia Lucas could face disciplinary action over reshuffle

Northern Cape Premier Sylvia Lucas is digging in her heels in defence of her provincial Cabinet reshuffle as the newly elected ANC leadership considers disciplinary action against her. National officials are urging the warring factions to settle their dispute. The tension between the Lucas faction, aligned to ANC president Jacob Zuma, and the Zamani Saul […]
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ANC Ekurhuleni backs Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma

The ANC Ekurhuleni region announced that it will back former African Union (AU) Commission chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma as their candidate to succeed Jacob Zuma as the next party president. Briefing journalists in Benoni on Tuesday, ANC regional chairman Mzwandile Masina said the regional general council currently underway, has resolved that Dlamini-Zuma was the best candidate […]
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