19.42----Why Mmusi Maimane and Julius Malema are grinning from ear to earThe leaders of opposition parties must be very happy this evening. The ANC has once more announced that it stands firmly behind Jacob Zuma. This is exactly the outcome they were hoping and praying for ahead of the 2019 poll.An ANC without Zuma at the head is a much more difficult entity to campaign against in an election, which would have to be fought over such annoyances as policy and its implementation.With Zuma front and centre, electoral politics becomes simple. Zuma is a symbol of corruption, cronyism and incompetence. He violates the constitution, muses aloud about wanting to be a dictator and as of this month, demonstrably costs the ruling party votes.The last thing the opposition want is a functional ANC machinery implementing a co-ordinated national election strategy with determination. Zuma ensures factionalism, division and mayhem all the way down to branch level, weakening the ANC's ability to campa...

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