Durban – Duduzane Zuma on Thursday blasted the country’s incumbent governing administration, led by his father’s successor President Cyril Ramaphosa, for having did not intensify to offer South Africa a way of direction.
Zuma junior revealed this on Thursday during a wide-ranging interview with pay channel Newzroom Afrika during which he also said that his face could just get on the ballot come the 2024 national and provincial general elections.
In his response to questions sent by Independent Media, to allegations made by Duduzane against the Ramaphosa administration, Presidency acting spokesperson Tyrone Seale said: “In a democracy like ours, Mr Zuma is entitled to precise his views.”
Zuma junior, who said that he was an ANC branch member in Newlands East, Durban, said that although he was a businessman he was taking a political attitude into how things were being done.
“I am an ANC member, i used to be born within the ANC, the ANC grew me up but, there are certain problems with a specific nature that we all got to affect .
“I think there’s a niche in youth leadership, there’s a niche in business, gatekeeping that exists,” Zuma said.
He said that he wasn’t intending on running for the ANC Youth League presidency although he did believe that there was tons of confusion that’s been suggests by the leadership that exists within the ANC.
“There’s no clear direction that’s been given, we’re living during a country where there’s tons of confusion whether we love it or not. People are failing to intensify , in government and therefore the private sector and general politics. this is often a regard to the present administration,” Zuma junior said.
He said he didn’t want to linger over the claims his father’s nine-year tenure at the helm at the Union Buildings were “nine wasted years”.
Instead, the 36-year-old Zuma junior said he wanted to seem onward to what measures are often taken to urge South Africa back to its credible state and being an African player and a worldwide leader in industrialisation and infrastructure programmes.
“We got to get people’s attitudes to vary because you’ve got people and businesses that don’t respect themselves et al. , there’s no discipline.
“That is what we’d like to be watching .”
However, he didn’t explicitly indicate he would pursue his political career through his political home the ANC or as an independent candidate but, instead said he would do so through the people that had the religion and trust in him to try to to so “whoever that’s and whoever rides with me, I’m getting to ride with them”.
“You might just see my face on the ballot paper, as a matter of fact, i think there’s a robust chance that would happen in 2024, via the electorate.”
Speaking on Duduzane’s political ambitions, political analyst Ralph Mathekga said Zuma would presumably attempt to undergo this via the ANC because the Zuma surname carries tons of weight within the party, and not as a private candidate.
“He seems to believe he will get to enjoy an equivalent support his father enjoyed and seems to mobilise thereon front, however, it’s not an equivalent because he’s not such a lot referred to as an ANC activist.
“But he presumably would pursue such ambitions through the ANC,” said Mathekga.
Another political analyst Mighti Jamie said that Duduzane’s criticism of the present administration was a generic criticism from anyone con politics.
“I think he wants to appeal to the youth and this is often why he donated money at UKZN, so this message is one that resonates with the children of South Africa ,” said Jamie.
He added that the younger Zuma had an opportunity to achieve the political sphere because the voting demographic had tons of Zuma supporters and he had been well received by the children on campuses.
“He has brand recognition and that’s always a useful element. He also has proximity to seasoned politicians who can groom him.
“I don’t know what his intentions could also be , it might be that he wants to follow in his father’s footsteps. It might be that he seems like his family was treated poorly. It’s difficult to understand a person’s heart and intentions accurately,” Jamie said.