The ANC has suspended Jacob Zuma from the party, which ANC secretary-general Fikile Mbalula confirmed during a press briefing on Monday evening. As per The South African, Mbalula stated that Zuma’s active campaigning against the ANC, especially with the uMkhonto we Sizwe party, led to this suspension. He emphasised that Zuma’s actions undermined the ANC’s integrity, prompting the National Executive Committee (NEC) to use rule 25.60 for an immediate suspension. Mbalula, speaking to the media, said the ANC is ready to defend freedom and constitutional democracy against Zuma’s attempts to challenge the party’s position.
STATEMENT OF THE NATIONAL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OF THE ANC ON THE MEMBERSHIP OF JACOB ZUMA pic.twitter.com/dON2EX79Mx
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This development comes over a month after Zuma publicly supported the new uMkhonto Wesizwe party, announcing on December 16 that he wouldn’t vote or campaign for the ANC. Since then, he has actively participated in uMkhonto weSizwe Party events across provinces, primarily in KwaZulu-Natal. The ANC’s decision to suspend Zuma highlights growing tensions within the party, reflecting the intricate dynamics of South African politics.
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