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The close and corrupt relationship with the Gupta family has been a major source of discontent among Zuma's own party, the 166-ANC and the South African public.    Show Source Texts

South African opposition parties have claimed State Monopoly following allegations that the Guptas, alleged to be close to President Jacob Zuma, his family and other ANC leaders, were offered cabinet posts and influence over governance. With two and a half weeks to go before local elections, the ANC leadership now concentrates on salvaging the party's image whose integrity has been ruined by poor service delivery and corruption in many communities. Intra-party unrest flared again when former President Zuma returned to the public stage, suspended the party's secretary-general, Ace Magashula, and initiated the suspension of misguided city councillors.    Show Source Texts

Two controversial appointments: David Mabuza, the most powerful ANC politician and the face of the party's anti-graft council, became deputy president last week, and Pravin Gordhan, minister for public enterprise. ANC NEC member Fikile Mbalula and ANC Vice President David MABUZA are seen as advocates of radical economic change (RET), as both are major allies of President Jacob Zuma. One would think that Mabusas and Mbalulas, who belong to a faction of the party, would govern with a unity of thought, but it seems that the cracks in the ANC have resurfaced at a critical juncture.   Show Source Texts

In his first State of the Union address in 2018, Ramaphosa announced plans to downsize the cabinet after growing from 29 members to 36 under former President Thabo Mbeki's government. Reformist supporters of Ramaphosa had hoped that he would marginalize David Mabuza, a powerful ANC politician who faced an executive party in the past week to become the deputy president. The hard left has made clear its opposition to the appointment of Pravin Gordhan.    Show Source Texts

President Cyril Ramaphosa will announce his new cabinet on Wednesday evening at the Union Building after consulting with ANC allies on Wednesday. He will reduce the number of ministers from 36 to 28 and the total number of ministries while the process of reconfiguration of the state is under way. The president appointed his cabinet in 1994, a day after his inauguration, but the announcement was delayed amid controversy over whether David Mabuza would remain as vice president, questions from the ANC integrity committee and whether Pravin Gordhan would remain in the cabinet because of negative findings in the public protection report.    Show Source Texts

The possible resumption of corruption charges against former President Jacob Zuma will not impact the ANC election campaign for 2019 because he is supposedly left with nothing left, says the party's campaign manager Fikile Mbalula. M balula said in an interview with the Mail & Guardian that Zuma had nothing to do with standing up for the ANC as a normal member because he has a significant following. Zuma's legal woes are a matter for him and his family and he has no longer served in the ANC's leadership structure, he added.    Show Source Texts

Mbalula said the same kind of grace had been extended to the former presidents Kgalema Motlanthe and Thabo Mbeki. He is a man who knows that we will use him according to his strengths in the campaign, "Mbalula said. As transport minister, social media eventually lost Fikile Mbalula.    Show Source Texts

On Friday, April 29, 2016, the Pretoria Supreme Court declared that the 2009 decision of former NPA chief Mokotedi Mpshe to drop corruption charges against President Jacob Zuma was irrational. Ramaphosa and Vice President David Mabuza made an impassioned plea for EFF leader Julius Malema to return to the ANC. Late last year we saw the ANC rebuke Tito Mboweni for his inappropriate Twitter use, and a similar punishment was issued after a biting by Fikile Mbalula.    Show Source Texts

Acting ANC Mpumalanga secretary Lindiwe Ntshalintshali told TimesLive that his arrest would have an impact on the party's re-alignment campaign. At the same time, former military veterans spokesman Umkhonto weSizwe, Carl Niehaus, tweeted a photo of a stage set up on Wednesday in Durban for a welcome rally for former President Jacob Zuma, who returned to medical parole following discharge last month from the hospital. In 2015, Zuma is said to have favored his ex-wife Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma as his successor as president of the African National Congress and president of South Africa in order to retain control over party and state and avoid prosecution for pending criminal charges.    Show Source Texts

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