Eric Naki
Political Editor
2 minute read
25 Jan 2021
4:51 am

Ramaphosa ‘weakened’ politically without Mthembu at his side – analyst

Eric Naki

However, political analyst Zamikhaya Maseti believes the ANC factional battles have died down post-Nasrec.

President Cyril Ramaphosa and the late Minister in the Presidency Jackson Mthembu elbow-bump to help stop the spread of the Covid-19 virus. Picture: Armand Hough / ANA

With Cyril Ramaphosa’s front man, Jackson Mthembu, no more, political analysts say the the president will be weakened politically. By his own admission at Mthembu’s funeral, Ramaphosa said he has lost not just a dependable colleague and comrade, but also a friend. Mthembu died on Thursday after a short illness due to complications arising from contracting the Covid-19 virus. ALSO READ: A minister who was ‘too good to die’ Mthembu was Ramaphosa’s leading campaigner towards the party Nasrec elective conference in late 2017. While all other campaign team members – like ANC economic development subcommittee chair Enoch Godongwana, ANC MP...