As the euphoria of the dawn of the Ramaphosa era sets in, it is important to remember that in politics, the devil is in the detail — or, in this case, in the Union Buildings. President Jacob Zuma has not been an idle participant in the fight over his demise, which we are slowly witnessing. Far from a sign of strength, as his moves would have been regarded a year ago, it is clear he is now trying to frustrate the ANC’s newly elected leadership and protect his own interests, and those of his family. ANC president Cyril Ramaphosa conceded in an interview with the British Broadcasting Corporation’s (BBC’s) HARDtalk that Zuma was "anxious" about his future. "A new dawn is on the horizon … there is a new leadership [that] is barely a month old and we are dealing with this matter … obviously the key matter that everyone wants to see addressed is the tenure that President Zuma still has."Constitutionally speaking he still has 18 months and within this 18 months, obviously a lot of things ca...

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