Former President Jacob Zuma became the talk of town during the week, this after he delivered a hard-hitting letter addressing issues relating to his appearance at the State Capture Commission. In the letter he expressed displeasure at the unbelievable persecution the country's judiciary has shown toward him, going as a far as saying he will not be appearing at the commission, effectively defying a Con-Court judgement compelling him to do so.
In the midst of plenty of commentary from different sectors of the broader society. There were many who expressed disdain at his conduct, describing it as unbecoming for a former head of state, on the other side of the divide are his ardent sympathisizers who claim there is a well-concerted effort to ultimately incarcerate the former president.
EFF leader Julius Malema requested a 'tea meeting' with Zuma which eventually took place on Friday, inside sources indicate that the main idea of the meeting was for Malema to convince Zuma to stop defying the commission and appear before, as this would greatly help his faction in its fight with President Cyril Ramaphosa, which the EFF themselves are set to join in forces.
In the meeting was legal collosus Advocate Dali Mpofu SC, Zuma's ANC allies Mzwandile Masina and Tony Yengeni, who are huge Ramaphosa opponents, and the EFF spokesperson Vuyani Pambo was also present.
Malema is said to have advised Zuma that if he continues with his defiance, it wouldn't help him as the media scrutiny will forever be on his case, instead he must appear to expose chairperson Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo. Malema and the EFF have also stated ad nauseum that the commission has shown terrible level of biasness, demonstrated by its selection of witnesses.
The EFF leader is said have told Zuma that after the commission is done with testimonies, it will take a considerable amount of time to finally deliver its report to President Ramaphosa and Parliament. However, Malema's point is that by the time Ramaphosa would be politically weak to within the ANC to implement its recommendations as his enemies would have mobilised against him.
Similarly, the EFF leader posited the idea that the Red Berets will use Parliament in an attempt to oust Ramaphosa through a motion of no confidence. They plan to do this through exposing his weaknesses and mishaps in his running of government.
Huge Divisions In the Security Cluster
Within the ruling party, the RET Forces are said to be banking on the fact that Ramaphosa has not really put his people in the security cluster, this is testified by the evidence that was ventilated at the State Capture commission exhitbing divisions.
"The state security Agency is divided and there is a lot of unhappiness about the way the agency's operational secrets have been paraded in public at the State Capture commission, with Ramaphosa's approval," a senior figure at the Agency told Citypress.
This is said to be one of the avenues his political opponents will use.
National Defence Gatvol
Reports indicate that the SANDF does not have full support for Ramaphosa, as they were left furious that the president had not defended their after huge criticism for their procurement of Cuban Cancer drug, interferon, which they purchased for use by military personnel's as an immune system booster.
There is a huge political war on the brink here, all we can hope as South Africans is that it does not claim people's lives.
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