It's undeniable that Jacob Zuma and political drama go hand in hand. In the latest intrigue, the African National Congress nominated Zuma as a member of Parliament that will join after the 2019 elections.
If the ANC has its way, Jacob Zuma will have a seat in Parliament, come 2019. The party has nominated Zuma, along with 833 other members to have seats.
Zuma is 74th on the ANC's list, according to a report by TimesLIVE.
If the former president returns to politics like this, it will certainly be a most sensational and dramatic event.
The list arranges nominees according to the number of votes they've received, and since Zuma is 74 of 833 nominees, it's clear the ANC wants him back, and they want him to have power.
Briefly.co.za gathered that Zuma is just below Pravin Gordhan, Public Enterprises Minister, and just above the ANC's economic transformation committee chairman, Enoch Godongwana.
At this point, it's not clear whether Zuma will accept his nomination, but it's possible we'll know soon since the former president joined social media and is quite active.
The national list conference has not been without rumours of scandal, as the conference had to be postponed until January of 2019 amid voting manipulation allegations.
The news got mixed reactions on social media:
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