Fooled again

2017-06-13 06:03

YET again we have been fooled by the ANC.

Expectations were high over the weekend that the NEC would at last bow to intense pressure from within and outside the party to show President Jacob Zuma the exit door.

But like his blue-eyed boy Brian Molefe, he put on a tearful show for the camera and survived another attempt on his presidency.

But was there really a serious attempt to oust Zuma?

Was the NEC divided on the question of impeachment?

Was there a motion tabled at the meeting and it was defeated by the NEC? Or was it just one or two who wanted him to go?

We will never know. At the media briefing after the conclusion of the NEC meeting, ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe gave a garbled account of the proceedings and said that the NEC had decided not to remove Zuma.

In any case, how could we have been so naïve to expect the NEC to vote Zuma out when he enjoys such strong support in the NEC?

There’s the loyal speaker of the House, Baleka Mbete, sitting close to him on his right. Will she ask him to go? Never.

And there’s Mantashe, who must have drunk and eaten heartily over the weekend. You think he would bite the hand that feeds him? Never on his life.


T. MARKANDAN

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X

Inside News24

 
Watch: Investing in the future through child development

An investment of R32-million into 11 early childhood development centres is changing the future for children in the Northern Cape.

Partner Content
What all investors should know about index investing

Index-linked investments are growing fast in popularity globally, and are growing in size and complexity too.

/World
 

For the love of Corgis!

WATCH: 35 Corgi's to make your day! If they’re good enough for the Queen of England they’re good enough for us.

 
 

Paws

Can we communicate with our pets?
8 great natural remedies for your pet
Buying a puppy? Don’t get scammed!
WATCH: These funny animal videos will make you LOL!
Traffic Alerts
Traffic
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.