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Gosebo Mathope
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11 Jan 2018
11:14 am

#TBT WATCH: Zuma says ‘two centres of power could compete in one form or other’

Gosebo Mathope

We take a look at what Zuma previously said on the president of the ANC not being the president of the country.

The ruling party is currently holding its first national executive (NEC) meeting following the election of national leaders and the top decision-making structure during the national elective conference held in Nasrec recently.

Newly elected secretary-general, currently chairperson and premier of Mpumalanga David Mabuza yesterday told reporters, in a matter-of-fact tone, that the ANC would not be discussing the recall of country president Jacob Zuma. Following the election of new office bearers, Zuma has reverted to being an ordinary branch member.

He does qualify, as per tradition, to join NEC meetings should he so wish.

In the first Throwback Thursday of 2018, we take a look at what Zuma previously said on the president of the ANC, who is not the president of the country. His views were crystal clear: having two centres of power is unacceptable.

“I think the correct has been we shall share. You can’t say when you have a president of the ANC and president of the country … these two must exist in parallel.

“If that is the case you are creating a kind of two centres of power that could in a sense compete in one form or the other.

“As you know the ANC as the ruling its policies have got to be implemented by government. You will actually be saying the president of the ANC must instruct the president of the country.

“We generally had an understanding that it will not be good to create two centres of power,” he said.

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