Mangaung Update: Zuma Looks Ahead to a Second Term, Says No to Nationalisation (Plus: Video)
Damien McElroy of the UK’s The Telegraph interviewed President Jacob Zuma ahead of the ANC electoral conference to be held at Mangaung from 16-20 December. Zuma spoke about the path the ANC would take with him at the helm, saying that nationalisation is definitely not a policy he would implement.
They also discussed the other candidates for leadership of the ANC and, according to McElroy, Zuma praised Cyril Ramaphosa but “hinted that he would be happy to see the removal of Kgalema Motlanthe, his deputy president”.
Mandy Rossouw gives a break-down of the candidates and their interests in Mangaung: Kings and Kingmakers.
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In an interview with the Daily Telegraph in his colonial-style official residence in Pretoria, Mr Zuma, 70, confirmed he was ready for a second term as president of the African National Congress (ANC). The party meets on December 16 to choose a new president and Mr Zuma has fought off a revolt against his leadership.
Re-election to the post automatically crowns Mr Zuma as the party’s candidate in the 2014 election.