ANC will say if Jacob Zuma should serve the rest of his term, Zweli Mkhize says
The ANC must decide whether Jacob Zuma should see out the remaining two years of his term as the nation’s president, said party treasurer-general Zweli Mkhize, a top contender to succeed Zuma as ANC leader in December. "The ANC will have to take the decision on what happens to the president," Mkhize said in an interview with Bloomberg TV in Johannesburg on Tuesday. "There’s been discussion in the past, there was no agreement that he should be removed, but of course when the matter arises, it’s up the ANC to take that decision." Mkhize, a medical doctor, is a possible compromise choice to maintain unity in the ANC when the party elects new leaders in December. While the race for the top job is widely seen as a head-to-head contest between Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa and Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, the former chairperson of the African Union Commission and the President’s former wife, the ANC’s image has suffered from infighting and Zuma’s scandal-ridden presidency. In 2008, the ANC’...
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