Plot to oust Zuma - claim

2011-04-10 18:05

Adams - KwaZulu-Natal ANC chairperson, Zweli Mkhize on Sunday reacted angrily to reports that he and other senior ruling party leaders were plotting to oust President Jacob Zuma.

"It is a total lie. There is no such a plot. It is the work of information paddlers and they must stop that," said Mkhize.

He was addressing scores of African National Congress (ANC) supporters during a manifesto launch for the eThekwini region in Adams, outside Amanzimtoti.

The Sunday Independent on Sunday reported that it had seen a 22 page document that allegedly emanated from a covert intelligence investigation into Police Commissioner Bheki Cele.

The document also claimed that Cele had dumped Zuma in favour of the future leadership of human settlement Minister Tokyo Sexwale, it was reported.

The newspaper reported that Sexwale led a group that wanted to oust Zuma during the ANC elective conference next year.

The group included among other Mkhize, ANC Youth League president Julius Malema, ANC national treasurer Mathews Phosa, ANC national executive members Fikile Mbalula, Jeff Radebe, Paul Mashatile, David Mabuza, Cassel Mathale, Thandi Modise, Enoch Godongwana, Bathabile Dlamini and Tony Yengeni.

Mkhize said he wished people who authored the document could be investigated, saying that they abused their power.


There was no way he could be involved in a plot to oust Zuma after having worked many years to have him elected to the ruling party’s top post, he said.

"There is no way we could plot to remove Zuma. We worked hard for him to be there," Mkhize said.

Mkhize was one of the ANC leaders who campaigned fiercely for Zuma to become ANC president.

They even supported him when he faced rape and corruption charges.

He said it would not be easy to remove Zuma because he had been elected by scores of people.

The newspaper also reported that the anti-Zuma group met in Escort on January 23, where it plotted to oust him.

Mkhize denied there was such a meeting.

"We were in Escort to talk about the January 8 statement.

"The gathering was attended by many people," said Mkhize.

Discussions on the issue of leadership in the ANC has not started, he said.

Lobbying ahead of the last ANC elective conference was so intense such that some members of the faction that lost ended up forming the breakaway party, Congress of the People (Cope).

  • Brieuse - 2011-04-10 18:25

    here we go again

  • Falcon Eddie - 2011-04-10 18:27

    What a dog show!

      gglatrot - 2011-04-10 19:36

      bow wow!

      Warren - 2011-04-11 21:13

      Sit Boo Boo, sit. Good dog!

  • edvermaak - 2011-04-10 18:27

    "Worked hard for him (Zuma) to be there...) To do what? Feed you all out of the trough? Clearly all this hard work of getting someone somewhere comes with a reward. I would rather have heard that it was the electorate that got "HIM" there

  • Fred - 2011-04-10 18:28

    Hee Hee Hee. Where there's smoke, there's fire. This should open up some intense debate. I love it. Watch the split happening in a country near you.

  • tiotudg - 2011-04-10 18:28

    Waar daar 'n rokie trek, daar brand 'n vuurtjie? Of hoe?

  • Danny - 2011-04-10 18:38

    Why would anyone want to retain a person like Zuma as leader for another term? He has shown where he stands on corruption, on tender-rigging, on cronyism, on family stealing taxpayers' money, on immorality concerning adultery and rape, and the list can go on. Is this man a leader? Everyone should just vote him out and make it known why he is being voted out.

      Juan - 2011-04-10 19:19

      Zuma had 700 odd charges dropped against him due to some stupid technicality. If he's ousted it's no loss to the country, in fact I think it should be welcomed.

  • ?? - 2011-04-10 18:56

    Jacob Zuma has so much baggage,his constantly on vacation and because of this,he has no political power other than to call an early general election in his capacity as president. He can be recalled at any time,because he is politically weak and hence we have this jockeying for position even from the very ones who put him into power.

  • beicime - 2011-04-10 19:00

    So what? That's politics.

  • jimmy jazz - 2011-04-10 19:04

    I have an idea ..... why don't we dump the lot of the thieving scum into a shallow hole ?

      Dave - 2011-04-10 20:38

      I'm afraid a shallow hole will never be deep enough

      Martin du Plessis - 2011-04-10 23:19

      DUDE! The ground has enough problems with all that acid mine water and crap, no need to add MORE pollution to it's problems.

  • Thabo - 2011-04-10 19:08

    I am not surprised about Sexwale, he wanted to be the Pres, the guy is clearly an opportunist.

  • trankati - 2011-04-10 19:12

    what difference will it make anyway?

  • Thabo - 2011-04-10 19:18

    Mxm! it's the same, who ever is going to be the next president won't differ from what Zuma is doing. In the meantime poor people will have to stand long ques and vote for another selfcentered busturd.

      gglatrot - 2011-04-10 19:41

      I must say Thabo, you do have a can anyone's hope lie in politicians?

      idille.borchers - 2012-02-09 15:16

      Unless we have Masondela for president. That will be brilliant, except it is going to take decades to repair the damage done by the current bunch of bandits.

  • darkwing - 2011-04-10 19:19

    The zulus vs the xhosas. You just have to love that.

  • Gray_Truth - 2011-04-10 19:19

    The ANC is losing it...just at the right time...

  • Zupta - 2011-04-10 19:30

    I welcome it but plse don't replace him with another DWANG. Anyone with ideas. My candidate will be Trevor Manuel if not Zille.

      Dave - 2011-04-10 20:41

      If Trevor Manuel had any self r3espect for hinself, he would have resigned after his open letter when he received zero support. Whilst I appreciate fully his competence, he is still receiving a fat cheque by his government

  • Zupta - 2011-04-10 19:32

    Hey ANC it's a good time now. Don't get showerhead a return ticket from Libya.

  • Slapper - 2011-04-10 19:33

    Oh wouldn't it be nice to get rid of Showerhead and his sickening Grin. I would love to see these low lifes cop it at the local elections, which would possibly seal his court dodging AR*e.

  • rudebear - 2011-04-10 19:47

    you go boys!!!!!

  • william.botha - 2011-04-10 19:57

    Didn't we see a similar scenario before Mbeki was hijacked?

  • Allin - 2011-04-10 20:07

    "information paddlers"? Paddling into the sunset?

  • Thecookiecru - 2011-04-10 20:29

    @motsokwane....mtondo whako

      william.botha - 2011-04-10 21:43

      Motso shiborile shitombo.

      motsokwane - 2011-04-10 22:06

      Hey bota,I don't speak cat,what do you mean?

      william.botha - 2011-04-10 22:46

      Hehe, its Venda, ask afriend ;-)

      Martin du Plessis - 2011-04-10 23:24

      Jissai ni kono otoko wa imasu ka? Motsokwane wa,-gai no kuroru ga dokutsu ni modotte wa, ratto wa, atarashii chuingamu no zairyo ga hitsuyodesu. Anata wa kono kuni no subete no shimin no hajida.

      motsokwane - 2011-04-11 12:53

      I told you thanks very much for being envious.Your father and grandfather including yourself, won't match my mtondo.your mother and your grandmother including your wife, will hypersalivate the day I show it to them.prick

      william.botha - 2011-04-11 19:27

      No Motso, they will violently throw up when you show them your diseased piece, and the smell might very well kill them.

  • Zakhele - 2011-04-10 21:05

    Get rid of the bugger now. I have called for Zuma's ousting for some months now. Why are people afraid to tell the public that we are going nowhere with the charming but clueless Zuma? The guy was out of depth in his first 9 months in the office. The only thing of note that he did was sloving the HIV/AIDS issue. Otherwise he has dismally failed in ALL other deliveries. Why keep a failure? Why must such a good nation be lead by someone who is talker and not the doer? Get rid of him, please.

      freedom - 2011-04-10 23:15

      put Zille in control and soon there wont be need for anyone to check for potholes because there wont be any potholes, because the money that we as tax payers are paying for will be spent where it should be, not in expensive hotels and on limos. Then you can also play with your toys without worrying that someone will steal them see. so put your dummy back in your mouth and go to sleep, kids should be in bed long ago

  • freedom - 2011-04-10 22:59

    hahaha where theres smoke there bound to be a fire! Pay back time JZ Welcome to the African National Circus

  • Janine - 2011-04-10 23:13

    ANC infighting = more votes for the DA! Gotta love it.

  • Julius - 2011-04-11 04:35

    et tu Brutus!

  • Tracer - 2011-04-11 08:12

    @motsokwane....LOL....I suppose now that school holidays is over you won't have time to spend on the internet, but you're enough proof that the government is failing us. Thanks for making me laugh this morning. Don't forget to do your homework, and I suggest that you focus a bit more on languages this term.

  • coolwaynie - 2011-04-11 08:29

    Stop getting our hopes up like this. It's not nice to tease.

  • - 2011-04-11 09:10

    Zuma, please f@ck off and die.

  • Warren - 2011-04-11 21:17

    @ motsokwane: It's pretty difficult NOT to know the ANC. It's strange that they did'nt say: "It was all only taken a little out of context"???

  • ben.tigedi - 2011-04-20 00:34

    Wound'nt be surprised,Zuma should not have been elected in the first place considering the scandals that surrounded him prior to the election.We are tired of being a loving stock as a nation,we need someone with some education.That will not only speak well for us as a nation but alse send a good massege to the future leaders,i.e you need education to make it to the top.

  • Sindiso Danisa - 2011-05-06 13:49

    VIVA LAZUMARIZER VIVA>. to Hell with Zille and her boyfriends .. as for cope sad story not to be told ..

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