Friendly banter at ANC lekgotla between Zuma, Ramaphosa

2017-02-01 17:12

Johannesburg – President Jacob Zuma and his deputy Cyril Ramaphosa seemed at ease with each other at the Cabinet lekgotla in Pretoria on Wednesday.

This was despite rumours that their relationship had been strained due to the ANC’s elective conference in December.

They joked with journalists during a photo opportunity at the meeting.

Ramaphosa told supporters that the party’s leaders were at loggerheads, in a speech at the ANC's 105th birthday celebrations in the Eastern Cape.


(FILE/AP)

He said the ANC was rotting because of its national leaders. He fell short of saying that one of its most prominent leaders, Oliver Tambo, would be disappointed with its current leadership.

Zuma in turn cautioned members against discussing the succession debate. He had been speaking at rallies in KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, and Mpumalanga.

While in Limpopo, Zuma criticised those calling for the implementation of lifestyle audits.

He said it was not ANC policy for the party’s deputy president to succeed him. This was seen as an endorsement for former AU chair Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma.

Read more on:    anc  |  cyril ramaphosa  |  jacob zuma  |  pretoria  |  anc leadership race  |  politics

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

 
Partner Content
How data is changing investments

Technological disruption is rife in many spheres of business and given the quantity of data available, it’s no surprise that the way in which asset managers work is also changing fast.

Behind the sparkle

Alluring, beautiful and timeless - diamonds are some of the most sought after gems in the world and are a true testament of everlasting brilliance. Let us take you behind the sparkle to show you the history behind this coveted jewel.

/News
 

Play with your pet when you're not at home

Many pets are alone at home during the week while their owners are at work. So what do these animals get up to while they’re home alone?

 
 

Paws

How to get rid of fleas
12 Cool cat facts
Chocolate can be fatal for dogs
Spider-man star's adorable relationship with his dog
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.