Eric Naki
Political Editor
3 minute read
12 Aug 2021
4:20 am

Duduzane merely riding on his father’s legacy, say analysts

Eric Naki

Mathekga said Ramaphosa’s opponents would automatically back the son, but doubted if ANC branches would accept him – except structures aligned to Zuma in KwaZulu-Natal.

Photo: Gallo Images/Netwerk 24/Felix Dlangamandla

With all his baggage as a business associate of the controversial Guptas, jailed former president Jacob Zuma’s son Duduzane wants to be the president of the ANC and the country – a move that experts describe as “desperate” and “populist”. Perhaps sensing that Zuma’s political heir apparent, Ace Magashule, could be in jail by the next ANC conference in 2022, the Zuma faction embarked on flying a kite – using a weak candidate. Duduzane carried nothing else – neither an ideology, nor political clout; just the Zuma surname. After Magashule was charged with corruption in connection with the R255-million asbestos...