Cliff Buchler
2 minute read
27 Jul 2022
4:05 am

With Ramaphosa, the ANC, and Zuma anything is possible

Cliff Buchler

The planned destination was Nkandla, presupposing Cyril was off to Zuma to convey the good news.

Former president Jacob Zuma and President Cyril Ramaphosa at the 5th ANC national conference at the Nasrec Expo Centre on 18 December 2017. Picture: Gallo Images / Alet Pretorius

Jacob Zuma no longer has to go back to jail. After negotiations between President Cyril Ramaphosa, the Constitution Court, Judicial Service Commission and political analysts, it was decided to withdraw the case against Zuma. He is now free to continue his quest to stall on the arms deal. Cyril timed the announcement to coincide with the KwaZulu-Natal ANC conference where it was feared the Zuma issue, if not solved, would lead to another July street war. ALSO READ: NPA decides against prosecuting Billy Downer, but Zuma given lifeline Cyril arrived early on the morning of the conference and had discussions with...