23 September 2008

Mbeki: The saga continues

Deputy-president Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka is set to lead an exodus of cabinet ministers who are unhappy with the ANC national executive committee (NEC) decision to axe President Thabo Mbeki

Despite this, ANC president Jacob Zuma is expected to reassure ANC deployees in government that the party wants them to remain in their positions.

This comes after the decision of the all-powerful ANC NEC to sack Mbeki following Judge Chris Nicholson's ruling that suggested that Mbeki, or some in his executive, might have interfered with the National Prosecuting Authority's decision to charge Zuma.

Mbeki is alleged to have approached a constitutional court to appeal against inferences made by the judge who threw out graft charges against Zuma citing political interference. Some political observes believe Mbeki's move is to clear his perceived tarnished reputation as well as that of his cabinet.
My view is that this could not have come at a worste time in our democracy - as 2010 is looming around the corner and investment is crucial for the success of this country. The next view weeks will have a definite deciding factor on what the future may hold for us - waiting like sitting ducks while the politicians play their game.

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