We’re used to hearing the infamous plots remove or oust President Jacob Zuma, but we have yet to hear of one against Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa. Well, it seems today is that day.
Former police commissioner and now ANC national executive committee member Bheki Cele, has revealed details around supposed plans to remove Ramaphosa from cabinet.
Cele claims he has seen an SMS that indicates Ramaphosa should be removed before December to effectively halt the ANC leadership conference and destabilise the country. He was speaking at Sunday’s Cosatu shop stewards council meeting in Durban. Cele stated that he did not know the origins of the message or who would be likely to replace Ramaphosa as Deputy President if such a plan was successful
He also alleged that there could be yet another surge of political assassinations, especially after the growing violence between ANC members in KZN. Cele revealed that he hoped the message was not true as it would show that there is a group of people deliberately designing the chaos in the country.
Hate him or love him, Cyril is right now one of the only trusted hopeful presidential candidates for the ANC.