- Duduzane Zuma has revealed his intentions to run for the presidency if the ANC
- The son of former president Jacob Zuma wants to challenge President Ramaphosa at the next ANC elective conference
- He plans on implementing his father's policies such as free tertiary education, land expropriation without compensation and the nationalisation of the Reserve Bank
Duduzane Zuma, son of former president Jacob Zuma has revealed that he wants to be the next leader of the ANC.
According to an article by the Rapport, Duduzane has said that he wants to challenge President Cyril Ramaphosa for the presidency of the ANC.
Times Live reported that he was recruiting supporters within the ANC branches in Kwa-Zulu-Natal.
Duduzane Zuma wants to challenge Ramaphosa at the ANC's next national elective conference.
He said that this should not be seen as an attempt by him to interfere with the court challenges his father faces.
“It is time to move forward, and I believe there is now an opportunity to get involved. I believe I have a lot to offer [as president of the party] and I’m willing to stick my neck out for the ideals that are not being realised,” he told the paper.
He told the Rapport that his father is innocent and if he were elected he would implement his father's policies such as free tertiary education, land expropriation and nationalisation of the Reserve Bank.
Before returning to South Africa, Duduzane had been living in Dubai. Supporters of Jacob Zuma had a mixed reaction to Duduzane's announcement, some praising him while others said that it would not be easy.
Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported that former president Jacob Zuma has broken his silence over the recent student protests which rocked the country this week, particularly when Mthokozisi Ntumba, a bystander was fatally wounded in a shooting incident.
Zuma is seen as a hero in the fight for free education ever since his announcement in 2017 that free education would be available for all.
“It's not a small feat that students fight for the right thing and they get shot at. How do you explain this to people?"
In other news, former president Jacob Zuma's answering affidavit to the State Capture Commission for the application of contempt of court charge at the Constitutional Court was due on 8 March. Reports say that Zuma has missed this deadline.
The former president is refusing to appear before the Commission due to Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo. Zuma wishes to have Zondo recuse himself from the Commission before he appears.
The Commission filed the application in which they stated that Zuma should be jailed for two years for being in contempt of court.
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