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Who Will Stand Up To Challenge Cyril Ramaphosa In ANC This Year? {OPINION}

Now that the African National Congress (ANC) is preparing to elect new leaders, the battlefield's front lines are clearly defined.

In this instance, the sixth sense indicates that President Cyril Ramaphosa's bid for re-election may face opposition.

On the other hand, despite the fact that it is highly unlikely that former President Jacob Zuma will run for party president, he still has some support within the party.

JZ is most known as the leader of a so-called "Radical Economic Transformation (RET) group" that is allegedly attempting to destroy Ramaphosa.

It is asserted that Cyril is not attentive while party selections are being made, and this is depicted. Since it requires a revision to the constitution to permit the confiscation of land without monetary compensation, the land question has become the central source of dispute.

It was not resolved in Parliament because the opposition parties failed to demonstrate their support for any of the measures, including the transfer of the Reserve Bank from private to public ownership or management.

Suspended ANC Secretary General Ace Magashule, who is allegedly facing corruption charges and blames Ramaphosa for targeting him, may be among those who aim to obstruct Ramaphosa's bid for re-election.

Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, who ran against Cyril in 2017 and lost by a narrow margin, may seek for office under the banner of a different lobby.

From what I can see, the condition of the RET is not the same as it was five years ago. This might be the Covid-19 lockdowns or the municipal elections in November 2021, both of which make it challenging for parties to run internal campaigns.

On the other hand, the RET has distanced itself from governmental authority and resources.

Lindiwe Sisulu

In one-on-one discussions, lobbyists have acknowledged that choosing a suitable candidate for their campaign is a mountain to conquer.

Lindiwe, who served as tourism minister for a number of years, joined the RET as an active member. Does she have the courage to compete against Cyril?

She followed the regulations of the lobbying organization by attending meetings and even appeared to Zuma's remote home in Nkadla with a large gathering of supporters prior to his arrest.

Ace Magashule

Over the course of more than two decades, he tried to nurture ANC support in the Free State province. Recently, he was removed from his role as secretary general of the ANC.

Ace was expelled from the party for disobeying a resolution to resign after being charged with a crime in the year 2020.

Duduzane Zuma.

The charming and youthful son of a former president was implicated in an incident in which he was suspected of crashing his car into a taxi and caused the victim's death.

According to the report on state capture, Duduzane, an entrepreneur, benefited from his father's tight association with the Gupta brothers. In the report, this is stated.

Cyril Ramaphosa may have the least amount of opposition at the December ANC elective conference, according to appearances or indications.


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