It is a privilege as a political journalist to be witnessing yet another major turning point in the history of SA — for better or worse. Over in the Union Buildings, President Jacob Zuma is digging in his heels against his removal, even as the party he has declared to be more important than the country asks him to do so. Zuma’s lieutenants outside the party are mobilising support for him, with a march organised by a handful of mostly KwaZulu-Natal-based "civil society" organisations, including the Gupta-sponsored Black Land First. His backers inside the party are also talking tough about plans to remove ANC president Cyril Ramaphosa at a national general council meeting. In addition, there has been the emergence of a "Federation for Radical Economic Transformation", to be registered to contest the national poll in 2019. It is widely seen to be Zuma-inspired.In a hilarious twist during a Cape Town council sitting on Wednesday, the DA confirmed that it would support an ANC motion of n...

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