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NEHAWU endorses Ramaphosa for ANC President

President Jacob Zuma’s strongest allies Nehawu endorses Cyril Ramaphosa for President

The National Education, Health and Allied Workers Union (NEHAWU) has turned its back on President Jacob Zuma and is now rooting for Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa

The Union said Ramaphosa should be the one to take over from Zuma as he will be able to fix the African National Congress (ANC), saying Zuma isn’t willing to achieve unity with the movement.

Nehawu then criticised Zuma and his way of leadership and then called on him to do the honourable thing and resign.

“ANC must play its role to achieve unity, current President isn’t showing willingness… he must leave position as head of state,” said Nehawu.

The Union then said it is glad the top structure of the ANC has started to see the difficulties within the party, referring to the decision by some ANC National Executive Committee (NEC) members to call for the President’s removal last month.

“We are pleased that the NEC has started to grapple with issue of the President, before we were told to shut up,” said Nehawu.

NEHAWU went on to say 2016 was a turning point for the ANC, as the party lost eight percent support in the municipal elections in August.

They then said they want the ANC they want their views expressed saying once ANC opens the succession debate, they will engage with the movement.

 

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