The ANC’s national executive committee (NEC) has appointed Mike Mabuyakhulu as the convenor of its KwaZulu-Natal provincial task team, a further indication that newly elected president Cyril Ramaphosa is consolidating his power in the party. Mabuyakhulu is effectively heading the task team appointed by the NEC after it dissolved the KwaZulu-Natal provincial executive committee, which was declared illegal by the High Court in Pietermaritzburg.
"There is no way that matter can be avoided; it has to be dealt with," said an NEC member. Another said the report by Ramaphosa would open the way for the discussion, but expected a massive pushback from Zuma backers, who make up a large section of the leadership structure. NEC sources aligned to Ramaphosa said the ball was in Zuma’s court "to do the honourable thing" or face being recalled or, worse still, being impeached.
The country cannot have two presidents at the same time, with both exercising presidential powers, according to President Jacob Zuma. Zuma hit out at the high court in a notice to appeal against a December judgment that instructed Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa to appoint the national director of public prosecutions (NDPP) because Zuma himself was conflicted. The complaint about two presidents was contained in the notice of appeal filed in the Constitutional Court on Thursday.
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