Zuma for sec­ond term

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SIGNS OF bit­ter and di­vi­sive ANC suc­ces­sion bat­tles cropped up yet again when Cosatu gen­eral sec­re­tary Zwelinz­ima Vavi told the na­tion the labour union body wanted Ja­cob Zuma to serve two terms as Pres­i­dent. Vavi was harshly re­buked by ANC sec­re­tarygen­eral Gwede Man­tashe and ANC Youth League leader Julius Malema for un­der­min­ing the ANC’s in­ter­nal suc­ces­sion pro­cesses. THE TIMES said South Africa has just been through a trau­matic suc­ces­sion bat­tle be­tween for­mer Pres­i­dent Thabo Mbeki and his suc­ces­sor, Zuma. It said SA couldn’t af­ford yet an­other pe­riod of po­lit­i­cal in­sta­bil­ity and called for a fo­cus on ser­vice de­liv­ery. The Her­ald said Vavi’s com­ments re­flected a timely re­minder that Zuma was brought to power by Cosatu.


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