Netizen 24 ISR: Presidency denies claims Zuma demanded NDZ be appointed deputy president of SA

Posted by On 6:45 AM

Presidency denies claims Zuma demanded NDZ be appointed deputy president of SA

Politics Presidency denies claims Zuma demanded NDZ be appointed deputy president of SA 14 January 2018 - 16:41 By Timeslive Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma. File photo. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma. File photo.
Image: REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

The Presidency has denied reports that President Jacob Zuma had demanded during a meeting last week with his depu ty and newly-elected ANC president‚ Cyril Ramaphosa‚ that Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma be appointed as the country's deputy president.

“No such discussion has taken place and no such demand has been made anywhere by President Zuma‚” the Presidency said in a statement on Sunday.

It said it had noted several distortions in media reports in relation to the meeting held between Zuma and Ramaphosa on January 7 at Dr John Langalibalele Dube residence in Durban.

“The Principals held their first formal meeting following the assumption of office by the Deputy President as President of the governing party the ANC.

“They discussed several issues updating each other on matters in both government and the governing party. The two leaders met alone‚ and reports of other leaders being present are false.

“Among issues discussed‚ President Zuma briefed Deputy President Ramaphosa on his plans to institute a commission of inquiry into state captureâ €šâ€ the Presidency stated.

It added that the president and deputy president had resolved at the Durban meeting to hold regular meetings.

“The Principals have indicated that the meetings are now critical to ensure synergy between the governing party and government since President Zuma is no longer a member of the ANC National Officials known as the Top Six.

“It would enable the Deputy President to keep the Head of State and Government abreast of issues discussed by the leadership of the governing party.

“The President and Deputy President also meet in Cabinet committee and Cabinet meetings. Cabinet committee meetings take place on Tuesdays‚ Wednesdays and Thursdays every week except during recess while Cabinet meets fortnightly on Wednesdays‚” the statement read.

Time running out for Cyril to call Zuma's bluff

If reports are accurate that President Jacob Zuma is seriously demanding that his former wife, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, replace him as interim ... Opinion & Analysis 16 hours ago

What Zuma wants if he is to quit the presidency

Supporters of President Jacob Zuma are demanding that his pro-nuclear deal cabinet minister retains his job and for his ex-wife Nkosazana ... Politics 2 days ago

'I am not a Magashule loyalist' â€" Free State premier candidate speaks out

Jockeying for a head start in the race to succeed Ace Magashule as the leader of the ANC in the Free State has begun in earnest. Politics 4 days ago

Ramaphosa charms KZN ANC members with talk of transformation

If you thought radical socio-economic transformation and expropriation of land without compensation died with Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma's presidential ... Politics 5 days ago SUNDAY TIMES FROM R56 PER MONTH Subscribe now for full
digital access - or try
a day pass for
only R15! SUBSCRIBE ANC Conference 2017

Most read

  1. Presidency denies claims Zuma demanded NDZ be appointed deputy president of SA Politics
  2. SA to summon US embassy official over Trump’s vulgar comment on Haiti‚ African ... Politics
  3. Malema must pay for damages incurred by H&M stores: DA Politics
  4. De Lille breaks down as pastors pray for her Politics
  5. WATCH | Courts will give me justice if DA won't‚ says De Lille Politics

Latest Videos

Explainer: How to remove a sitting president The Patricia de Lille investigation saga: The allegations, the players and the ... Source: Google News

Next
« Prev Post
Previous
Next Post »