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Ex SA President Zuma Can’t Stay out of Trouble, Gets party suspension

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Jacob Zuma, ex South Africa President

Jacob Zuma, former South African President, again finds himself in hot waters after his party, African National Congress (ANC) hands him a suspension earlier today, Monday.

The former South African leader appears to be making the wrong headlines thesedays

ANC is the country’s ruling party they handed the former president a suspension over Zuma backed another party ahead of this year’s general election.

“Zuma and others whose conduct is in conflict with our values and principles will find themselves outside the African National Congress,” ANC Secretary-General Fikile Mbalula said on Monday.

ANC has been grappling with internal schism and the latest antiparty activity of Zuma, also is former leader gives credence to the impression.

Last year, uMkhonto We Sizwe (MK), a new party believed to have been sponsored by inner ANC caucus members sprang up, pulling a number of old ANC loyalists to its side.

Historically, MK played strategic roles ANC, serving as its youth and militant wing during the apartheid era in South Africa.

But in December, Zuma declared that he would campaign for the new party, whose name translates to the ‘Spear of the Nation.’

Zuma was the fourth president of democratic South Africa, serving from 2009 to 2018, but was forced from office under a cloud of corruption allegations, and he has become estranged from the party he once led.

Mbalula said that in addition to suspending Zuma, the ANC could complain to the electoral court to get the new party deregistered and mount a trademark challenge to recapture the name.

“The formation of MK party is not an accident,” Mbalula declared after a meeting with the party’s National Executive Committee, attended by President Cyril Ramaphosa.

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“It is a deliberate attempt to use the proud history of the armed struggle against the apartheid regime to lend credibility to what is a blatantly counterrevolutionary agenda,” Mbalula said.

 

 

 


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