JOHANNESBURG: The Sunday Times has dropped a bombshell, exposing a secret plot to overthrow President Cyril Ramaphosa, spearheaded by Jacob Zuma and his cohorts.
According to the report, the ruling African National Congress (ANC) is doing everything in its power to downplay the allegations, as some party members deny their involvement and others do damage control.
Former President Jacob Zuma
The man with the plan, Msholozi himself – sources within the ANC claim that Zuma is the mastermind behind the fight back and that his political supporters have been brought together to enact a presidential coup. A top ANC executive, who wished to remain anonymous, said: “Zuma has a grudge… because of his removal. That is why he is always in the public eye.
“He’s not campaigning for the ANC, but against the ANC. He’s campaigning to the extent of not sleeping. He attends every function, funeral and church service – to make sure he’s in the public eye.”
The Sunday Times has revealed that there is photographic evidence of the secret meeting with Zuma’s staunch backers, including former North West premier Supra Mahumapelo, ANC Women’s League secretary-general Meokgo Matuba and ANC Youth League KwaZulu-Natal secretary Thanduxolo Sabelo, at the Maharani Hotel in Durban.
The meeting at the Maharani Hotel was preceded by one the day before at the Beverly Hills Hotel in Umhlanga Rocks.
That meeting is believed to have been attended by Magashule, Mahumapelo, and former SAA board chair Dudu Myeni. Zuma did not attend the Beverly Hills gathering.