- Jacob Zuma will help the ANC campaign for the upcoming local elections
- Zuma will support the ruling party despite the tense relationship with the Top 6
- Leaked audio has allegedly revealed that President Cyril Ramaphosa was against Zuma's premature removal
According to ANC Treasurer General Paul Mashatile, former president Jacob Zuma will help the ruling party to campaign for the upcoming local elections.
Zuma will help despite the current friction between the former party president and the ANC. The local elections are set to take place in August and November this year.
The manner in which votes will be cast will be adjusted according to President Cyril Ramaphosa according to the SABC.
The contents of the ANC's meeting with Zuma have surfaced. Leaked audio reportedly reveals that President Cyril Ramaphosa was against former President Jacob Zuma's premature removal from office according to News24 .
In the leaked recording, Ramaphosa addresses Zuma's feelings towards him, claiming he views Zuma as his leader and his elder in the ruling party.
Ramaphosa goes on to say that he knows the ousted president thinks he wants him to go to jail for corruption. The current president further says that he regrets that Zuma sees him as a deceitful person.
Earlier, Briefly News reported that former president Jacob Zuma has been asked by Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng to file an affidavit explaining which sanctions he should face if found guilty of contempt of court.
Zuma has until the 14th of April to file his affidavit which is limited to 15 pages on what sanction he would feel would be appropriate with evidence.
Additionally, Zuma has been asked to provide the "nature and magnitude" of prison time he should face if the Constitutional Court order jail time if he is found to be in contempt of court according to News24.
In other news, fighting corruption is one of the key focus points for Cyril Ramaphosa in his presidency. However, the head of state has been battling to unite his party in his quest to rid it of corruption.
On Wednesday, while speaking at the 150th birthday celebrations for Charlotte Mannya Maxeke in the Eastern Cape, Ramaphosa warned ANC members that being divided could be the party's downfall.
IOL reported the ruling party dedicated this year to the late struggle stalwart by declaring it 'The Year of Unity, Renewal and Reconstruction in the Year of Charlotte Maxeke'.
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