Zuma labels succession debate premature

By Andy Rice 20 September 2010

Speaking at the ANC's national general conference in Durban on Monday morning, President Jacob Zuma criticised premature lobbying regarding the party's leadership elections at the 2012 elective conference. "Mobilising and lobbying for succession so early [...] gives the wrong impression that the ANC comprises of groups of people who are preoccupied with fighting for influential positions to advance personal interests," Zuma told delegates. Well, he said it. Read more: TimesLive

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"A long habit of not thinking a thing wrong gives it a superficial appearance of being right and raises at first a formidable outcry in defence of custom. But the tumult soon subsides. Time makes more converts than reason." ~ Thomas Paine

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