- Rumors of factions within the ANC that still support Jacob Zuma have begun to surface could spell future trouble
- The former president could be behind a planned splint within the party, and has been rallying supporters
Zuma supporters have been appearing across South Africa. The most notable province still in support of the former president is KwaZulu Natal. It is here that meetings have been held to establish a new party, according to The Citizen.
The Free State and North West also have large numbers of Zuma supporters. Cope, which split off from the ANC in 2008, might also become involved.
A name for the new party has already started making the rounds: the African Transformation Congress. It would seem like only a matter of time before an official announcement is made.
After the former president stepped down on 14 February this year, he has not stayed out of the spotlight. Briefly.co.za has observed rallying of Zuma's supporters. These include politicians and certain church figures.
Before Zuma's recent court trial, a statement was made to The Citizen by Bishop Vusi Dube. He said of his church and its members that “we are not doing any fundraising, we don’t have the capacity…we are not working on that at all. We are supporting the former president and his family spiritually.”
Other supporters were in court to show support to Zuma during his corruption trial.
Since Cyril Ramaposa stepped in as interim president, he has been both praised and criticized, Briefly.co.za has gathered. Those doing the criticizing may or may not support the potential new party. What this means for the country is further political division not unlike what was seen after the Cope split.
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