PLEASE NOTE:

MyNews24 is a user-generated section of News24.com. The stories here come from users.

 
Tshegofatso Wa Ga Shokane
 
Comments: 0
Article views: 418
 
 
 

Is "Zexit" even a thing?

12 February 2018, 10:30

Everyone knows that Cyril Ramaphosa is a negotiation virtuoso, and that on that premise he is likely enjoying the upper hand in the Zexit talks. However, no one really knows the nature and content of that dialogue.

South African citizens are on tenterhooks but optimistic regarding the perceived imminence of Jacob Zuma’s implosion and the implications thereof for the country.  

Evidently, Zuma yields a great deal of power within the ANC. Speculation has always been that he carries obnoxious debilitating muck on all the key strategic top members.  

The fact that he brazenly asserted, a few times, that he is going nowhere, lends substantial credibility to this speculation. He is untouchable and he knows it. In one of his infamous viral videos, captured at an ANC rally last year, he was heard saying in Zulu that he doesn’t care. “I can run south Africa amok, because I can say things that will drop you down with terror. That’s why I don’t care, regardless of what people say,” he nonchalantly said.

The ANC’s top six knows precisely what that means and that is exactly why JZ is such a bane of their existence and that of SA’s citizens - at such a critical time in the country’s politics and economy. Having been reduced to junk status a few times by respectable global rating agencies in 2017, and grappling to recover and regain sustainability, the country certainly does not need this tomfoolery.

Anyway, negotiations usually end in a win-win right? Most of them do! Otherwise, why even bother? We somewhat all have an idea of what a win for Ramaphosa and his proponents will be. The question is what’s really in it for Zuma? Immunity from persecution perhaps? Cyril says that’s not even on the table. Really?

If I were JZ surely ensuring that I do not get incarcerated when my tenure ends would be right at the top of my demands list. Cyril, says it’s not in his power to give him that. What if it was in his power? Would he do it then? What is Cyril’s stance here?

Is "Zexit" even a thing? Is he really going?

Greedy as he is, and with the amount of power he clearly has, I honestly don’t think he is about to completely relinquish control.

The kind of muck he has on all of them is enough to take them down with him if he does go down. That’s why they are negotiating. He is not going to Jail, that’s a no-brainer. That’s why that’s not even on the table. Everyone knows the story of how his crony, Schabir Schaik, swindled his way out of gaol.

A win for Zuma could be that he clandestinely retains most, if not all control of key strategic ANC and government arms. He’ll agree to an exit only in the public eye, but will probably continue running the country through Cyril. When Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma lost to Cyril at the 54th ANC elective conference, JZ was left with no option but to change his tactics. What he can’t do with NDZ, he will now forcibly do through Cyril.

Disclaimer: All articles and letters published on MyNews24 have been independently written by members of News24's community. The views of users published on News24 are therefore their own and do not necessarily represent the views of News24. News24 editors also reserve the right to edit or delete any and all comments received.

 

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
MikeyV
Racial slurs and imprisonment: Is...

Does it not make Malema complicit to the murder of several white South African farmers as orders to "kill the boer" were carried out on his "command"?  Read more...

0 comments 10624 views
Submitted by
Elize Gouws498
Kallie Kriel's terrible apartheid...

Mr Kriel, a crime is no less a crime because the scale is smaller.  Read more...

0 comments 3467 views
Submitted by
Raymond Thomas
DA to fade away

The Democratic Alliance (DA) will be losing 50% of its support base due to all the in-house problems.  Read more...

0 comments 7937 views
Submitted by
Torsten Elias
Dept of Home Affairs Randburg ser...

The Department of Home Affairs refuse issuing me a new ID book with my new surname despite the fact that all my bank accounts, insurance policies and even my German passport have already been re-issued in my new surname. Read more...

0 comments 3603 views
Submitted by
John Smith078
Response to Adam Habib's shocking...

Shame on you. Hang your head in shame for your support by implication of the murders of white farmers in this country and demonising the only people who try to do something regarding it. Read more...

0 comments 6756 views
Submitted by
Sam van Coller
Land reform and the housing backl...

Measured in quantitative terms, the government’s housing achievements since 1994 have probably been its biggest success story. Has the time has arrived for a change of strategy with the focus now on land reform? Read more...

0 comments 589 views
 

services

RSS feeds News delivered really simply.

E-mail Newsletters You choose what you want

News24 on Android Get the latest from News24 on your Android device.

SMS Alerts Get breaking news stories via SMS.

 
Interactive Advertising Bureau
 
© 2018 24.com. All rights reserved.
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.