Zuma kicked out of the ANC for the time being


Jacob Zuma, former president, was expelled from the ANC on Monday.

Fikile Mbalula, secretary general of the ANC, announced Zuma’s suspension and undertook to take legal action against a rival group that had started an election campaign in his name.

“Zuma and others whose actions are contrary to our values ​​and principles will find themselves outside the ANC.”

The national executive committee is said to have decided on Sunday evening that Zuma’s membership should be suspended.

The Social Research Foundation (SRF), which among other things campaigns for the promotion of democracy and sound public policy, recently measured the popularity of Zuma among registered voters in an opinion poll. The foundation estimates that the new uMkhonto weSizwe (MK) party, to which Zuma recently pledged his public support, will at best only win a few votes away from the ANC.

Zuma announced at the end of last year that he would not vote for the ANC in this year’s election, but rather for this party.

However, Zuma said that although he does not agree with the ANC’s current practices and leadership, it is still not enough for him to completely turn his back on the ANC.