Leading members of the African National Congress now want new party leader Cyril Ramaphosa to replace Zuma as president, ANC Secretary General Ace Magashule told a news conference. But the party’s national executive was split on precisely when Zuma should go, Magashule added, leaving the president’s immediate fate still hanging in the balance. There was no word from Zuma or his spokesman but Magashule said the president had promised to respond to the order by Wednesday. But since mid-November when Ramaphosa emerged as a real ANC leadership prospect, economic confidence has started to pick up. Some within the ANC and the opposition say the Gupta family, friends of Zuma, have used their links with the president to win state contracts and influence cabinet appointments.
Source: bd News24 February 13, 2018 14:26 UTC