The ballad of Cyril!
Right now the African National Congress (ANC) is singing the tune of a future president in Cyril Ramaphosa, the current Vice-President. Who became the President of ANC on the 18th December of 2017. Therefore, ANC they didn’t elect Nkoszana Dlamini-Zuma and gave enough votes for Ramaphosa. Whose been a part of the ANC for ages and finally brought the ANC Party to a standstill. Last time this happen when Jacob Zuma countered Thabo Mbeki.
So when Jacob Zuma became Party President on the 18th December 2007. He beat Thabo Mbeki and was destined for the top position and be the Republic’s President too. Zuma used his support within Trade-Unions and Youth-League to outsmart Mbeki. He stepped down after allegations in 2008 and clearly making ready for Zuma to run for Presidency in 2009. Before that he was fired for Corruption scandals, but Zuma rose about that and he took down the one man who fired him.
We are now in 2018, but we are similar stage in the history. Now we await and see if Jacob Zuma will react with swift force or put any sort of play into action. As the State Capture and other Corruption scandals are ruining the credibility of the ANC. ANC has had the ability to change its course, but instead has rotten its roots in corruption and misuse of state funds for personal gains. This has been sanctioned by a President who has acted as if he is above the law. Now the new ANC President Ramaphosa can create new issues as he is preparing for the 2019.
If 2019 ANC wants to be taken serious, they got to get the State Capure, the Gupta’s and the whole of government misuse of State Owned Enterprises (SOE) for personal gains of both ANC leadership and the owners of public businesses. This being with tenders and with the kick-backs, the hiring of cronies and the over-price of commodities. Therefore, this isn’t just Zuma’s family and the Gupta’s Businesses. Therefore, as the years has gone by, the Zuma administration and their cronies has eaten on the roots. It has been visible, but the state has also used all sort of tricks to stall investigations of it.
It is just early 2018, where Zuma is losing ground, the State Capture Commission has been enforced and the other cases are running. There is more public outcry against tenders and SoE’s agreements with public companies. All of this has been used as tools for earning private fortunes on the public monopolies. Zuma knows this and all of ANC knows it too. Therefore, Ramaphosa has hands dirty in the midst of this. But now if he wants to be taken serious. He has to do what Zuma did to Mbeki.
While Mbeki had smaller fish to fry and went more narrow in actions of a fraudulent arms-deal. He went and axed Zuma rightfully for his misbehavior. However, Zuma would accept to lose. So he came back and took the place of Mbeki. Now after that he determine to eat even more himself with scruples. That is what he has done since taking power. Now the wheels of fortune is going against him.
The ANC is losing ground on the State Capture and Nkandla Village Project, every single Estina and other scandals will just further the outcries of the resignation of Zuma. His name isn’t really ringing bell of justice and honor. Zuma has conducted himself in manners of graft and kick-backs. He has accepted others done the same, its been their hour and they didn’t want to waste a single minute.
Now, people wonder when Ramaphosa will rise above Zuma. When Ramaphosa will do the same as Zuma, step out of the shadow of the former-President and excel him. Ramaphosa has no a waiting game, but there are enough scandals for him to use against Zuma. Even if Zuma himself isn’t indicted or impeached yet. However, Zuma has enough cases waiting him and there is enough allegations to question his place as a President. That is well-known.
We just have to wait when Ramaphosa will do like Zuma did to Mbeki. We just have to wait and see, when Zuma will fall like Mbeki. Ramaphosa will do his bidding when the time is right. He has been eyeing this position for so long. Cyril will find the moment when Zuma is the weakest. When the ANC-NEC understand there is no return and when the ANC Party has the most to gain to get rid of Zuma.
That is when Ramaphosa will strike, because he is awaiting the moment of justification. Even if the public and people know that Zuma is corrupt. If it doesn’t happen the right way. Then he might be implicated himself and his own part of ANC has to pay. Not only the nearest cronies around Zuma. That is what is worrying Cyril. Still, he will await the perfect strategy, the narrative that is needed so he can start to run as a Presidential Candidate in 2019. Peace.