- Jacob Zuma recently travelled to Qatar and the visit raised some eyebrows and questions
- There is speculation that Zuma went to Qatar to get financial backing for his plans to oust the current president
- The former president is accused of wanting to get rid of Ramaphosa and return as leader of South Africa
Jacob Zuma's recent trip to Qatar has been linked to the rumours of a plot to get rid of President Cyril Ramaphosa.
He met with Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani and people are wondering why.
Zuma's failure to follow protocol was taken with large amounts of suspicion. South Africa's ambassador to Qatar, Faziel Moosa, thought Zuma's behaviour was very unusual.
The state wasn't aware of the trip that Zuma made and only became aware of it after Moosa mentioned how unusual it was.
According to protocol, as a former head of state, Zuma was supposed to inform the presidency or the South African embassy of his planned visit.
The timing of the trip adds to suspicion. It wasn't very long ago that it was first rumoured that Zuma wants to oust Ramahosa, as reported on by Briefly.co.za.
There are many theories on what Zuma was doing in Qatar.
The South African reports that Zuma has a close relationship with Phillipe Solomons, a businessman from Doha, and that he could be at the centre of the visit.
Some speculate that the former president went to Qatar to meet with the Emir in order to ask for financial help in paying his legal costs, others think Zuma wanted to discuss moving over there permanently.
Another theory is that Zuma needs funding for his plans to get President Ramaphosa out of the ruling position.
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