RANJENI MUNUSAMY: Malema’s claim that Ramaphosa will be cut as ANC leader is a ruse
Zuma’s legacy hangs thickly over the party, and its inability to hold him and his cohorts answerable for wrecking the state is one of the reasons it took a beating at the polls
Extract Julius Malema highlighted two talking points that President Cyril Ramaphosa’s detractors are hoping to rally around. As the chief purveyor of national gossip, the EFF leader is able to voice what the villains in the ANC are unable to say out loud. PODCAST | Business Day Spotlight - Unpacking South Africa's decline Subscribe: iono.fm | Spotify | Apple Podcasts | Pocket Casts | Player.fm At an EFF media briefing on Thursday, Malema said Ramaphosa will pay the cost of reducing the ANC’s vote share.“You can praise him because you think you are defending him [but] he reduced ANC votes [to] 57%; the man has cost the ANC, worse than what [Jacob] Zuma did to the ANC,” Malema said.“He will still have to answer for that.” Malema also repeated the claim that Ramaphosa would not see out his term as ANC president and would be removed by the opposition faction at the party’s national general council in 2020. “Cyril is going to have a problem. He deviated from ANC policy — he has given hi...
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