ANC will not act against Zuma for now as party leaders deployed to put out fires in KZN

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Former president Jacob Zuma will be out of the woods for the moment since the African National Congress (ANC) focuses on the next legislative elections.

Zuma will be “free” to campaign for the uMkhonto weSizwe (MK) party after the ANC leadership decided not to take action against the former president for defying the ruling party.

Well, at least until the 2024 national and provincial elections have passed.

Zuma suspended?

According to Municipal pressThe ANC held an emergency meeting on Thursday to discuss the conundrum that Zuma left the ruling party.

Some party officials have previously criticized the former president for his support for the MK party.

However, ANC President Cyril Ramaphosa and ANC President Gwede Mantashe reportedly sought to delay disciplinary action against Zuma until after the election.

“If we suspend him now, then all the attention will be on this suspension – and that’s exactly what he’s looking for.”

“Zuma will use his suspension to try to withdraw further support from the ANC and pretend it was Ramaphosa’s decision.

“However, the reality is that he expelled himself from the party with his actions,” a source told the publication.

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Last December, Zuma announced to the nation that he will not campaign for the ANC.

The former president believed that the ANC was reduced to “an organization little respected by those it sought to liberate”.

Minister of Police Bheki Cele was the latest ANC official to sharply criticize Zuma this week.

Cele expressed his dissatisfaction with Zuma’s decision to distance himself from the party, despite having been leader of the ANC for years, especially given the unwavering support the party has given him throughout his journey policy.

He threatened to expose Zuma’s ‘dirty secrets’ as the former president was his commander during his exile.

Meanwhile, the ANC has reportedly deployed party leaders, such as Water and Sanitation Minister Senzo Mchunu, to lobby against the MK party in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN).

“Comrade JZ cannot denounce, slander and (campaign against) the ANC as long as we continue to remain silent.

“We need comrades who worked with him, who knew him well, to tell the truth about who he is – a parasitic leader – before he leads people astray,” a senior ANC leader said who requested anonymity. Sunday hours.

When will the elections take place?

Given that the current government’s term ends around May, South Africa is required to hold elections within 90 days of the expiration date, in accordance with the Constitution.

According to the Electoral Commission of South Africa (CIS), elections could take place between May and August 2024 if Ramaphosa proclaims it in early February.

In consultation with the IEC, the president must determine the date of the elections.

In the meantime, a panel that will be tasked with considering greater electoral reform is expected to be created after this year’s elections.

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