As of today, South Africa is a step closer to seeing the back of President Jacob Zuma, as he is scheduled to deliver his last political report to more than 4 000 ANC voting delegates as the ruling party’s head. His term of office as state president is also on shaky ground, depending on who wins the watershed five-day conference being held at Nasrec. There are two key presidential candidates – his former wife Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma and Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa.
As of today, South Africa is a step closer to seeing the back of President Jacob Zuma as he is scheduled to deliver his last political report to more than 4000 voting ANC delegates as the ruling party’s head. His term of office as the State President is also on shaky ground, depending who wins what is shaping up to be a watershed five-day conference being held in Nasrec. The conference got under way yesterday. Zuma is expected to deliver his political report at 9am today.
Over five hundred Eastern Cape delegates will be arriving at the Nasrec Expo Centre in Johannesburg today to register as delegates to the ANC’s 54th national conference, which starts tomorrow. The new top four – the president, chairperson, secretarygeneral (SG) and treasurer general positions – are scheduled to be announced on Sunday night. ANC president Jacob Zuma will start the conference off tomorrow by delivering his political report from 9.30am until midday.
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