Zuma’s suspension unlikely to have impact on ANC: Ramaphosa

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African National Congress (ANC) President, Cyril Ramaphosa, says the suspension of his predecessor Jacob Zuma is not likely to have an impact on the party.

ANC Secretary-General Fikile Mbalula confirmed Zuma’s suspension yesterday. This after Zuma endorsed the uMkhonto we Sizwe party.

He also announced that he would vote for the party and that he would not be available to campaign for the party.

In an exclusive interview with the SABC, Ramaphosa said the ANC constitution did not allow dual membership.

“No, no…I am not worried he is a free agent, he has decided to go and support or form another party and the NEC (National Executive Committee) this weekend took a decision that he should be suspended in terms of the Rules of our Constitution 25/60. But as we speak now, Jacob Zuma has been suspended by the ANC because he said that he is going to support this party which many of us believe he has formed and on top of that, he said he wants to remain a member of the ANC. The ANC constitution does not allow and that is why the NEC has taken the decision that it has taken.”

Ramaphosa elaborates in the video below: