Critical NEC meeting holds on Monday
By John Eche
With the exit of South Africa’s embattled President, Jacob Zuma, now a matter of hours and days, sources are hinting that Lindiwe Sisulu, a long-standing South African political player is most likely to get the nod to move into the office that incumbent Deputy President, Cyril Ramaphosa will shortly be vacating to take up the higher position of President of the republic.
A critical meeting of the National Executive Committee of the ruling African National Congress, ANC-NEC, which is expected to formally and publicly ask Zuma to quit is scheduled for Monday afternoon. Should Zuma yet decline a peaceful departure, the stage would then be left for him to be formally booted out through a parliamentary vote.
Sisulu, who is the daughter of Walter and Albertina Sisulu, veteran ANC leaders and long-standing associates of former president Nelson Mandela, has served as a member of the South African Parliament since the commencement of the new republic in 1994. She is also a serving member of the National Executive Committee of the ruling party. She has also served as Minister of Human Settlements, Defence and Military Veterans, Public Service and Administration, and currently once again as Minister of Human Settlements.
Ms Lindiwe Sisulu, South African politician