Zuma's Office Denies Claim He Plans to Fire Ramaphosa as DeputyBy
President risks being ousted by South Africa’s ruling ANC
Zuma’s spokesman says allegations are ‘completely baseless’
South African President Jacob Zuma’s office denied allegations by the communist party that he’s preparing to fire his deputy Cyril Ramaphosa, who replaced him as head of the ruling party in December.
The South African Communist Party said in a statement Tuesday that Zuma, 75, is preparing to replace Ramaphosa as the nation’s deputy president with Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, his former wife who lost in her bid to win the African National Congress leadership race.
“The allegations are completely baseless,” Zuma’s spokesman, Bongani Ngqulunga, said in an emailed statement.