Following utterances made by ANC Kwa-Zulu Natal provincial chairperson, Duma Mtolo that the province might support president Cyril Ramaphosa for a second term, RET comrades have made their position clear that they will not support that.
Mfoka Jobe, an RET comrade in Kwa-Zulu Natal province said there is no KZN that is going to support president Cyril Ramaphosa, and claim that it is the media which is trying to push that narrative.
He further stated that when the Talibans paralyzed president Cyril Ramaphosa's faction at the Kwa-Zulu Natal provincial conference, some comrades were discrediting them, but now are getting excited at the possibility of the province endorsing Cyril.
"You say Kwa-Zulu Natal is not a factor but again you are twerking here because some journalists are feeding you lies, there is no KZN that is going to support criminals. Duma is even denying this nonsense," said the RET comrade.
The RET comrade says although there are cracks within ANC Kwa-Zulu Natal, that however will not compromise their position that they will not back president Cyril Ramaphosa for a second term.
"Looking at this it will be lies to say there won’t be divisions, there are cracks already but they won't define the position ANC KZN is going to take towards the conference, dealing with Ramaphosa one need to be very strategic," he said.
There is however a speculation that the only way Kwa-Zulu Natal province might consider supporting Cyril Ramaphosa for a second term is by negotiating that former health minister, Zweli Mkhize be made the deputy president at the party's national conference in December.
Cyril Ramaphosa's staunch supporter, Derek Hanekom said it will be great if Kwa-Zulu Natal province supports the president, but said with or without their support, Ramaphosa is getting a second term.
Some comrades have stated that being obsessed about a second term without analysing what exactly president Cyril Ramaphosa has achieved during his term is the reason why the once glorious movement is losing support as people no longer view it as the leader of society.
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