Zuma’s end game
It is becoming increasingly likely that Jacob Zuma will be ousted as president before the 2019 election. Who will succeed him?
with scandal-hit Jacob Zuma l i kely to exit as president of the ruling ANC at the party’s elective conference in December 2017, debates around his potential party and state successor continue to gather momentum as the country envisages a Zumafree political future.
Like many of his contemporaries, associate professor of politics at Wits University, Daryl Glaser, believes Zuma’s political power will begin to dwindle following the elective conference, at which the party will usher in a new, less publicly mired party leader.
“My basic feeling now is that nothing momentous is going to happen between now and the 2017 elective [conference]. Zuma has managed to survive the severest of attacks and nothing else between now and December presents itself obviously as another pretext for an attempt to get rid of him.
“Certainly legal cases will play themselves out, but Zuma is a master of legal delay and it’s proven very difficult to nail him legally. I think he will become legally weak at some
“Certainly legal cases will play themselves out, but Zuma is a master of legal delay and it’s proven very difficult to nail him legally.”