A Weekend Discussing ZuptaGate

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100 people who will determine Zuma’s fate this weekend

The ANC is set to hold its National Executive Committee meeting this weekend which, among other things, will discuss the relationship between president Jacob Zuma and the controversial Gupta family.

Revelations this week from government officials have put the president in the awkward position of having to explain his relationship with the Guptas to the ANC executive members.

Several current and former government officials, including deputy finance minister Mcebisi Jonas, have alleged that they met with the Gupta family and had been offered high-up positions in government, with conditions.

Allegations from former ANC MP Vytjie Mentor also stated that Zuma was present in another room when one of these meetings took place.

In a Q&A session in Parliament on Thursday, Zuma vehemently denied any ties to the claims, saying that only he had the power to appoint ministers, and that the questions should be directed at the Guptas and the politicians involved.

For the Gupta family’s part, they denied any meetings took place, and called on the politicians who claim they did, to provide evidence in court.

The scandal has caused enough of a ruckus that the ANC executive has been forced to take action – even if that action is to only discuss and investigate the allegations. There have been calls from opposition parties for Zuma to step down or be recalled by the ANC.

According to ANC spokesperson Zizi Kodwa, the matter of recalling Zuma cannot be preempted – as the allegations are serious, the party has to investigate, he said.

The Gupta matter is on the NEC agenda to be discussed, however.

Meanwhile, ANC Secretary General Gwede Mantashe has said that he has not received any formal motion from ANC members for Zuma to be recalled.

Reports from Gupta-controlled newspaper, The New Age, cite “reliable sources” as saying that the ANC NEC meet will be stage to a play from an “anti-Zuma faction” in the ANC to remove Zuma and take power.

The paper said the anti-Zuma faction would “test its power” by first going after Jessie Duarte, who is seen as the president’s closest ally.

News24, however, has received information from party insiders that the ANC will rally behind Zuma and he will come out of the meeting stronger than ever.

These are the 100 people who ultimately hold Zuma’s future in their hands, as elected at the 53rd National Conference in Mangaung December 2012.

The ANC “Top 6”

   Jacob Zuma
   Cyril Ramaphosa
   Baleka Mbete
   Gwede Mantashe
   Jessie Duarte
   Zweli Mkhize

Additional Members

   Obed Bapela
   Nozabelo Ruth Bhengu
   Lynne Brown
   Zoleka Rosemary Capa-Langa
   Bheki Cele
   Siyabonga Cwele
   Rob Davies
   Thoko Didiza
   Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma
   Bathabile Olive Dlamini
   Sidumo Mbongeni Dlamini
   Ayanda Dlodlo
   Beauty Dlulane
   Ebrahim Ebrahim
   Lungi Gcabashe
   Malusi Gigaba
   Enoch Godongwana
   Pravin Gordhan
   Derek Hanekom
   Tina Toemat-Petterson
   Zizi Kodwa
   Dipuo Letsatsi-Duba
   Pule Mabe
   Sisi Mabe
   Rejoice Mabhudafhasi
   Nocawe Mafu
   Dikeledi Magadzi
   David Mahlobo
   Fikile (Slovo) Majola
   Nomzamo Winfred (Winnie) Mandela
   Jane Manganye
   Kebby Maphatsoe
   Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula
   Philly Mapulane
   Billy Lesedi Masetlha
   Joyce Mashamba
   Sam Mashinini
   Fikile Mbalula
   Tito Mboweni
   Nomaindia Mfeketo
   Humphrey Mmemezi
   Nomvula Mokonyane
   Pinky Mokoto
   Ednah Molewa
   Joyce Moloi- Moropa
   Pinky Moloi
   Angie Motshekga
   Aaron Motsoaledi
   Sankie Dolly Mthembi-Mahanyele
   Jackson Mthembu
   Nathi Mthethwa
   Thenjiwe Mtintso
   Joel Sibusiso Ndebele
   Joel Netshitenzhe
   Maite Nkoana-Mashabane
   Gugile Nkwinti
   Sefora Hixsonia (Sisi) Ntombela
   Nosipho Dorothy Ntwanambi
   Thulas Nxesi
   Blade Nzimande
   Mildred Oliphant
   Naledi Pandor
   Joe Phaahla
   Jeff Radebe
   Ngoako Abel Ramatlhodi
   Miriam Segabutla
   Machwene Rosinah Semenya
   Susan Shabangu
   Lindiwe Sisulu
   Max Vuyisile Sisulu
   Stone Sizani
   Mcebisi Skwatsha
   Sisisi Tolashe
   Pam Tshwete
   Sue van der Merwe
   Fikile Xasa
   Tony Sithembiso Yengeni
   Senzeni Zokwana
   Lindiwe Zulu

Ex-Officio Members

   John Block
   Phumulo Masualle
   Oscar Mabuyane
   David Mabuza
   Paul Mashatile
   Supra Mahumapelo
   David Makhura
   Cassel Mathale
   Sihle Zikalala
   Lucky Ndinisa
   Kabelo Mataboge
   Soviet Lekganyane
   Zamani Saul
   Natso Khumalo
   Sandi Sejake
   Makgwe Ntate
   Marius Fransman
   Mjongile Songezo

(The late Collins Chabane and former NEC member Pallo Jordan have been removed from the list)

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