Talks over the exit of President Jacob Zuma have sparked chaos between members of the African National Congress (ANC) with speculations that Member of Parliament (MP) Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma might be the next interim president of the Country.
It is alleged that the demand was made during negotiations is part of the exit plan.
Last week, a Johannesburg based Newspaper reported that Cyril Ramaphosa’s backers were in a push for an early exit of President Zuma in attempt to have Ramaphosa as the new interim president in order for him to deliver the State of the Nation Address in February.
According to report part of negotiation plan offered by Zuma’s supporters demanded that some of the ministers that he appointed must remain in their respectives posts.
Minister David Mahlobo was moved to the Energy portfolio in October followed by his announcement that he would make sure the nuclear energy plan goes ahead.
Another strategic Zuma appointment was that of State Security Minister Bongani Bongo.
Bongo faces corruption charges for allegedly trying to bribe the evidence leader in Parliament’s state capture inquiry.
The ANC’s Zizi Kodwa confirmed that both Zuma and Ramaphosa are in talks about how to ensure Luthuli House remains a centre of power without undermining the president of the country.
At this stage Zuma’s future in government remains uncertain, while some argue that he might be recalled or force to resign before his term in office come to an end.