Monday 28 November 2016 15.28-----What's really going on in the ANC's national executive committee meeting? Let's go back to Saturday when the tourism minister, Derek Hanekom, tabled a motion calling on President Jacob Zuma to step down.What is certain is that this came a rude shock to Zuma and his supporters. After meeting disaffected veterans last week, Zuma had pulled off yet another of his famous political escapes. The venom appeared to have been extracted from the veterans by vaguely promising that some attention would be paid to their grievances at next year's policy conference.Processes, bureaucracy and deferment are hallmarks of the Zuma strategy to counter criticism. He must have felt that he was once again on dry ground, safe from the sea of troubles.Hanekom's motion cut through that. The party's NEC was meeting and there was no way to avoid it - it simply had to discuss the motion, agree with it or reject it.Hanekom's motion was backed by the health minister, Aaron Motsoe...

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