Political survival: The ANC can't afford to ditch Cyril Ramaphosa

Political survival: The ANC can't afford to ditch Cyril Ramaphosa

- President Cyril Ramaphosa's future as South African president has been discussed endlessly over social media

- After his postponed vote of no-confidence motion, questions were raised as to whether he would remain the president

- The ANC dropping Ramaphosa at this point would very much be "political suicide" as he rescued the party's reputation

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The postponed motion of no confidence proposed by the African Transformation Movement (ATM) raised a number of questions. These questions were mostly about the future of Cyril Ramaphosa as South Africa's president.

The possible demise of the president has been discussed endlessly by political analysts. Questions have been raised as to whether his time has run out yet.

The National Executive Committee of the ANC is set to have a meeting over the weekend. There have been rumours going around that Cyril Ramaphosa is looking to put an end to Secretary-General Ace Magashule's career in politics.

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Political survival: The African National Congress (ANC) can't afford to ditch Cyril Ramaphosa
The African National Congress (ANC) can't afford to ditch President Cyril Ramaphosa. Source: Waldo Swiegers/Bloomberg
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This is probably not true as this is seemingly not Ramaphosa's style. However, one thing is clear, it would be political suicide for the ANC to alienate the president now.

Ramaphosa's election as the president of the ANC managed to get the party back to good standing with South African citizens, following their bad press in the year 2016.

According to TimesLIVE: "A weakened ANC is not good for the country and without Ramaphosa, Mandela's political home will be in ruins."

South Africans have options when it comes to who will be in power with the EFF and DA as strong competitors, but over the years as the ANC continued to win each election, it became clear who Mzansi preferred to be running the country.

In similar news, Briefly.co.za reported that Ramaphosa's "tough love" in the latest family meeting left Mzansi shook. South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has had another family meeting with the country and has had to use some tough love.

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The disobedient child, in this case, is Nelson Mandela Bay, which was placed under lockdown and send ripples through the social media with tweeps begging other cities to behave or face a similar fate.

In addition, liquor sales have been given a curfew, which has some people quite upset over the prospect of celebrating New Year's Eve at 10pm.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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