Zuma’s backers forced to toe the line as ANC acts on leaders

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With President Cyril Ramaphosa’s supporters within the ANC National Executive Committee (NEC) intensifying their fightback campaign, former president Jacob Zuma’s backers have been forced to toe the line.

Following a heated ANC NEC meeting over the weekend, Zuma’s supporters, who came out second best in the battle to control the party, are now at a great risk of being expelled from the party should they continue with their campaign against Ramaphosa and the judiciary.

During the weekend meeting, NEC members resolved that key Zuma supporters, such as secretary-general Ace Magashule and former eThekwini mayor Zandile Gumede — both of whom are facing criminal charges — should vacate their positions. Gumede is currently serving as an MPL in the KwaZulu-Natal provincial legislature.

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