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One could argue conspiracy theory’s become a part of everyday thinking for those with ‘targets’ on their backs. And it seems another variation of an event has caused alarm in the ruling party ranks. In the News24 report below ANC spokesperson Zizi Kodwa says instead of making plans to keep the party in power, Britain’s Defence Ministry is planning to unseat President Jacob Zuma. And adding fuel to this fire, secretary general Gwede Mantashe, said in an interview on eNCA that the United States embassy were meeting daily to discuss regime change. But given the history of northern neighbours Zimbabwe, one can understand were the thought process is coming from – but surely not. The ‘illusion’ of a target on one’s back can lead to many conclusions. And one could argue the ANC should look internally before pointing fingers outside. And while the Constitutional Court ruling may seem like a distant memory, many former stalwarts have called for Zuma to resign, while 27 former Directors General only yesterday called for a public ‘state capture’ inquiry. And one thing’s for certain, the pressure for leadership change is growing. – Stuart Lowman
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