Zuma wouldn’t defy second term

2010-03-16 08:28

PRESIDENT Jacob Zuma said he would “never defy” his organisation

should branches nominate him for a second term as ANC president, Business Day

reported today.

“I have never defied the ANC. My next step has always been informed

by the ANC,” Zuma said when asked if he would remain the ANC leader should he be

nominated by party bodies.

The president said he did not want to speculate on why there were

already succession battles. And warned those who took their campaigns

“underground” that they would be “discovered”.

After an ANC national executive committee meeting over the weekend,

the party, in a statement expressed concern over the 2012 succession talk.

It is against the ANC’s policy to lobby for positions.

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