The so-called Top Six of the ANC is skillfully divided into three Ramaphosa people and three Zuma people.
Although Cyril Ramaphosa was elected president of the ANC with a small majority against Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, his deputy, David Mabuza, was chosen by a more significant majority. Although Mabuza propagated the so-called “unity candidate,” he is seen as a Zuma loyalist.
The most powerful position in the ANC that of secretary general goes to Ace Magashule, who has strong ties with the Guptas as Free State premier. Jesse Duarte is his deputy and is also a Zuma loyalist.
Ramaphosa’s two pillars are Gwede Mantashe, who now becomes chairman of the party, and is seen more of a ceremonial position, and who in that regard denies his voting power if he wants to be an impartial chairman. The other Ramaphosa man is the new treasurer-general, Paul Mashatile.
Dr. Pieter Groenewald, FF Plus leader, says there are challenges awaiting Ramaphosa and the way he handles it will determine whether he can save South Africa from further decay and destruction.
According to Dr. Groenewald Ramaphosa must take the following five steps:
1. He will have to recall Jacob Zuma before February 2018 and make sure that he delivers the state of the nation address on February 8, 2018. As president of the country, he will then have to act decisively and immediately appoint the judicial commission to the state as proposed by the report of the previous Public Prosecutor (PP).
2. He must replace the head of the national prosecuting authority (NPA), Shaun Abrahams, in accordance with the latest court order with a competent and impartial person such as adv. Thuli Madonsella.
3. He will have to reprimand Zuma about free higher education to remove false expectations and pressure on the treasury.
4. He must immediately freeze the nuclear program and remove any uncertainty about it.
5. He will have to reshuffle his cabinet and replace all the unauthorized (rotten apples) ministers with competent ministers.
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