ANC NEC to Address Jacob Zuma’s Actions in Sunday Meeting

Afaf Fahchouch
Afaf Fahchouch
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ANC NEC to Address Jacob Zuma's Actions in Sunday Meeting

The National Executive Committee (NEC) of the African National Congress (ANC) is set to deliberate on the party’s stance regarding former president Jacob Zuma as it reconvenes on Sunday.

Zuma, through his uMkhonto weSizwe (MK) party, has been actively campaigning against the ANC, urging South Africans not to vote for the organization in the upcoming general elections.

There is growing concern within the NEC about the potential repercussions of Zuma’s anti-ANC campaign, particularly in key provinces such as KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng, where the party faces the risk of losing power.

Sources suggest that some known allies of Zuma within the ANC have laid the groundwork for the possibility of his expulsion.

The NEC, being the ANC’s highest decision-making body between conferences, seems inclined toward the immediate suspension of Zuma. Subsequently, a letter may be issued, seeking reasons why disciplinary action should not be taken, paving the way for formal expulsion.

The ANC’s constitution considers joining or supporting political organizations or parties other than those in alliance with the ANC as an act of misconduct.

Several ANC leaders have already dismissed Zuma, arguing that he is well aware of the party’s rules. By becoming the face of the MK party, he effectively brings an end to his 60 years of membership in the governing party.

The NEC meeting is scheduled to resume in Boksburg, with the ANC grappling with the challenge of managing the fallout from Zuma’s actions.


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