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Duduzane vs Cyril: Zuma Jnr targets ANC leadership ‘by 2022’

This will be music to the ears of the pro-Zuma crowd: Duduzane has confirmed that he will directly challenge Ramaphosa for the presidency.

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Is there another ‘President Zuma’ in the pipeline? Duduzane has again reiterated his desire to replace Cyril Ramaphosa as head of the ANC, with a view to becoming president during the next General Election.

Duduzane Zuma targeting showdown with President Ramaphosa

Speaking with Newsbreak Lotus on Saturday, the controversial businessman – and son of former President Jacob Zuma – said that a plan was ‘now in motion’ to challenge Ramaphosa at the 2022 ANC Elective Conference.

Duduzane has made no secret of his desire to follow in his father’s footsteps, and a bid for national leadership has been on the cards for a while. Zuma Jnr finds himself a popular choice amongst some factions of the ANC.

However, he may struggle to appeal to a broader audience – largely down to his connections with the Guptas. Duduzane worked very closely with the corrupt Indian billionaires, and their ties to state capture also reflect on the 37-year-old.

‘I am walking a completely different path’

While speaking on-air, Duduzane Zuma said he was allowing himself to ‘dream big’, claiming that he would ‘do things differently’ to how President Ramaphosa is running the country. The battle, it seems, has begun in earnest.

“We are putting our name in the hat, running for ANC presidency in 2022 and national general elections in 2024. The reason I say [this] is that we are all allowed to dream big. I’m not a career politician, I’m a businessman and I have made this decision very late in my life,” 

“I’m here to do something different because if you’re saying I’m competing against someone it means we walk in the same path. I’m walking a completely different path. We’re going to do things differently. The plan is now in motion.”

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