Title

A new president, the same ANC: Lessons from 2008

Document Type

Other

Publisher

The National Forum

School

School of Arts and Humanities

Comments

Originally published as: Hale, B. (2018). A new president, the same ANC: Lessons from 2008. On Line Opinion. Original article available here

Abstract

Earlier this month, almost 10 years after the ANC recalled former-president Thabo Mbeki, Jacob Zuma resigned as South African President. Though some may be hopeful about new president Cyril Ramaphosa, there are many reasons to be sceptical or even concerned about the ANC under a Ramaphosa presidency. The removal of two sitting presidents within 10 years by the ruling ANC party sheds light on the continued factionalism within the national liberation movement. Indeed, though Zuma has been dogged by corruption charges throughout his presidency, his removal from office took place in the context of a protracted leadership struggle with Cyril Ramaphosa.

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 2.0 License.

Share

Article Location

 
COinS