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The ANC hit list: the alleged “anti-Zuma brigade” named

The ANC hit list: the alleged “anti-Zuma brigade” named

The Gupta-owned New Age and ANN7 media outlets have published the names of ANC politicians its sources say are behind a political plot to have the president recalled.

At the epicenter of the report: deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa, who along with Gwede Mantashe and Jeff Radebe are seen as the “generals” of the move.

On the side of president Jacob Zuma, the “premier league”, including Free State premier Ace Magashule and others, will allegedly come to the president’s defense.

According to the media group, its sources have highlighted what it calls an “all out war for control of the country”, revealing a plot from within the ANC to usurp power from president Jacob Zuma.

Following revelations this week by deputy finance minister Mcebisi Jonas that he was offered the position of finance minister by the politically connected Gupta family, the New Age reported that it received information of a party-wide plot against Zuma.

The group reported that a so-called “Anti-Zuma faction” inside the ANC would try to get Zuma recalled after isolating him from his “closest ally” Jessie Duarte, who was implicated in reports around the Jonas saga.

Read: Gupta media reveals “anti-Zuma plot”

Now The New Age has revealed the ‘hit list’ – the names of the ANC officials who are supposedly heading up the “Anti-Zuma Brigade” – as well as the officials who are behind Zuma.

The “anti-Zuma” brigade: includes:

  • Deputy President – Cyril Ramaphosa
  • Minister in the Presidency – Jeff Radebe
  • Secretary General – Gwede Mantashe
  • Deputy Secretary General (SACP) – Solly Mapaila
  • Health Minister – Aaron Motsoaledi
  • Deputy Health Minister – Joe Phaahla
  • Minister of Small Business Development – Lindiwe Zulu
  • ANC National Spokesperson – Zizi Kodwa
  • Minister of Science and Technology – Naledi Pandor
  • Minister of Water and Sanitation – Nomvula Mokanyane

According to the report, “team Zuma” has held an emergency meeting to prepare a counter-strategy to “team ZumaMustFall’s” plans to have the president recalled.

Team Zuma reportedly includes:

  • Free State Premier – Ace Magashule
  • North West Premier – Supra Mahumapelo
  • Mpumalanga Premier – David Mabuza
  • KwaZulu Natal Provincial Chair – Sihle Zikalala
  • Military Vetaran Association Chair – Kebby Maphatsoe
  • ANC Women’s League President – Bathabile Dlamini
  • ANC Youth League President – Collen Maine

More on the Guptas

Watch: Gupta media reveals “anti-Zuma plot”

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“Guptas did offer me the job of Finance Minister”: Jonas

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  • Eddie Lennox

    Seconds out ,,,round number two … DINGG !!

  • Steady_B2k

    Suprised these Guptas are so well informed with this name list.
    Even more suprised to see Lindiwe Zulu name on the anti Zuma list. This lady defends Zuma at all cost. Very shocked her name is there.

    • My_opinion247

      Maybe they don’t want her around anymore

      • Steady_B2k

        Could be a ploy

        • My_opinion247

          Allegedly we heading for a reshuffle. He will make use of the opportunity to tighten his circle

          • EarToTheGround

            Yeah … hopefully around his shower-head neck.

            🙂

          • My_opinion247

            he he he.

        • LBS

          She’s spying? Wouldn’t put it passed her

    • Eddie Lennox

      The Trojan Horse?

    • JuneF

      So does Nomvula and Zizi. I do not believe this.

    • JuneF

      I do not believe. Zizi, and Lindiwe are his PRO team and Nomvula offered to “defend him with her buttocks, not matter what he did”..

      • Unakho

        I’ve always known Zizi Kodwa to be a Zuma loyalist too, but when I saw one of his latest statements, it kinda gave it away that he’s with Mantashe now. ‘We will act resolutely, so that those who are blind must see, and those who are deaf will hear…’ Translation:We’ve gone through these things with Zuma for so long, he simply doesn’t bloody listen. We’ll now have to teach him a lesson he’ll never forget.

        • Mugabeisikulufa iAfrikanotso G

          Holding thumbs.

        • Jacobus Pienaars

          Or: This ship looks like sinking… I’m off!

          • Jerry leroux

            Yes this indeed the Titanic.

          • Blapartheid Zulu

            Hope this titanic sinks in an hour instead of two.

    • Mureri

      After she dropped her pants and thrown away like a used condom, she now knows to defend the state not Zuoya alliance

    • peterq

      They should be so well informed they are the real head of ANC government, but it is surprising to see her there, as someone else said they want to get rid of her.

    • LBS

      Me too! Totally shocked!

  • My_opinion247

    Trust New Age and ANN to twist the facts

    • Jon Low

      They’re both Gupta news media.

    • Khathu Mavhina

      Will do

  • Literally Mario

    I, for one, am very disappointed that the two factions aren’t called ‘team Jacob’ and ‘team Edward’.

  • the-TRUTH

    We must demand that our government stop subscribing to the useless New Age newspaper. Let’s see if this newspaper can survive without income from our taxes…
    #GuptasMustFall

    • Joe Black

      They don’t even need the income any more. It will change little.

    • Peter Smit

      Must be their only customer

  • the-TRUTH

    I have a family friend who works for the Department of Water & Sanitation Limpopo provincial office. She says it’s BAD in this department since Nomvula Mokonyane took over. My friend and many of her colleagues are probably hoping that Mokonyane will be moved out of this Department before Mokonyane and her cadre friends destrot this department…

  • Joe Black

    See this is what happens when matters affecting the country as a whole is not dealt with in Parliament.

    Statements were that it would be dealt with at the NEC. And now they are throwing the country the bird by just striking it off the agenda.

    People! Behold your elected leaders!.. Enjoy what you have wrought. You make your own bed.

    • ian shaw

      Try to explain this to the poor unemployed uneducated people living under inhumane and hopeless conditions. They only believed the ANC propaganda s a last hope. I feel sorry for them.

  • Owl

    ANC first, South Africa last.
    100 people vs 54 million, 5 million lonely taxpayers.
    TAX REVOLT, it will sort this [email protected] out!!!!!

    • Chris911

      I think advocating for criminality does not solve the problem it just lends you in jail.

      • Owl

        So it’s okay for your criminal acts to be supported by my honestly earned taxes?
        supporting criminals in destroying a country, becomes criminal. See you in court, Cadre.

        • Chris911

          Firstly I am not a criminal , secondly I am certainly not your cadre . Yes I am admittedly an ANC supporter proud one for that case. Unless your take on criminality is devoid of the case being heard in a court of law to arrive at such a conclusion you are blowing hot air. Yes I am dismayed by the levels of corruption and agree that those found should face the full might of the law what I however do not agree with is the kangaroo court playing itself out on blogs and in the media.

          • Owl

            You are a criminal, in your support of the Zuma presidency. And the blind and deaf know that the only reason none of the blatant crimes have ended up in court, is due to the fact that the NPA has been captured by Zuma, hence the persecution of the honest and honorable, by those who have already been found dishonest and dishonorable in courts of law, YET inexplicably??? been appointed to very powerful positions by Zuma. We have no NPA, we have blatant disregard for the law, daily, by the Cadre -Elite. We are FUNDING our own demise, by continuing to provide the taxes Zuma and his chronies use. We are now complicit, in the misery of the poor and vulnerable, by allowing this to continue. All of this is bad, but what is the most tragic for me, is what Zuma and your ANC have so carelessly destroyed, paid for by the lives of so many. Shame on all of you, for proving stereotypes, that so many have paid so much for, to break.

          • peterq

            Proud that the real leaders of the ANC are the Guptas?

          • Andrea Joubert

            dismayed hahahahahah heheheheh twittttttt

      • Mugabeisikulufa iAfrikanotso G

        But like no anc terrorists are called terrorists, but patriotic hero’s. ….This too would be a patriotic withdrawn of financial support for corruption killing our country, and you can’t convict me of a crime I refuse to accept as legitimate.
        The international media and political asylum…… talk about a field day of exposure and many spotlights on the reason for my patriotic withdrawn of support, everything will be exposed.
        But like this racism law they’re trying to push through, I don’t expect they’ve thought that far ahead.

        • agentorenge

          Tax revolt would be far better than civil war

          • Jon Low

            It’s impractical. Wage and salary-earners have PAYE deducted before they get paid. Shops charge VAT and you can’t decline it. Fuel levies are charged at the pump, inseperable from the price of the actual product.

            And SARS will — sooner or later — reckon with you. And charge penalties for every day of the unpaid tax. And then institute criminal charges.

          • peterq

            It big business grew some balls this could be stopped.

          • Jon Low

            No business — big or small — will risk their entire existence by committing the crime of tax-evasion. They will be wiped out of existence in a heartbeat by the law and every employee — and their employers — will be unemployed.

        • Chris911

          I just hate it when a person conclusively decides to go against instinct . Like the instinct to think objectively without clouding your thoughts with nonsense

      • agentorenge

        Don’t be a fool. Laws are made by mortals. Bestiality is legal in Denmark but you don’t see many Danes having sex with Dogs.

        • Selwyn

          The theme running through most of the above comments appear to be by law abiding folk that actually have a problem with breaking the law as they consider “punishment”. This is a good sign ,BUT on the other hand laws do and/or will be broken if there is a revolt or a revolution. The revolt be at the ballot box or in the streets (read violence)

          I have said before, in Africa: If the ruling party does not win (mostly), power is take by force anyway. So the next question is: Where will the police and defense forces stand???

          A wake up call is needed, BADLY!!!!!!!!!!

          I also have to add that, that alternative, highly informed, and party correct newspaper seems to know a hell of a lot when it suits them. Maybe they really have identified the infamous THIRD FORCE. ……and I always thought it was Evita Bezuitenhout or Liewe Heksie……. last line a joke,sorry Jake!

        • Chris911

          Insulting me does not make your point stronger it only makes you as an individual weaker. Not paying taxes is a crime and thus defeats the revolt.

          • peterq

            It is not a crime withholding tax from the guptas.

          • Andrea Joubert

            eish what do you smoke

          • Chris911

            I should be asking you that

      • Prometheus_Revisited

        “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” ― Edmund Burke

        • Chris911

          I agree with you 100% . Two wrongs don’t make a right

          • Blapartheid Zulu

            In Africa , it does.

          • peterq

            It is not wrong withholding tax from a corrupt regime led by people who are not even a part of government. It is your civil duty to destroy it. Rather withhold tax until a decent government is in place.
            It is not about not paying tax, but about it being used properly.

      • pws69

        Chris, there are legal mechanisms for a tax revolt. OUTA are no doubt looking at that right now, hence their renaming.

      • tongue in cheek

        yeah? how come Zuma’s not there already?

    • agentorenge

      There must be about 500 blood sucking families that are controlling the rest of our destinys

    • Blapartheid Zulu

      This will have to depend on the employers…. Lovely idea though… The country would collapse in a second when gov officials realize there’s no kfc for them anymore.

      • Owl

        We can do it at a cost to ourselves. The question is how many will sacrifice their luxuries, for freedom from The ZANC.

  • Zuma_Slayer

    BWHAHAHAHAHAHAHA, snake-eat-snake time has arrived for the zANC ……

  • Jannie Van Der Walt

    Popcorn; anybody?

  • Mach III

    Lol!!! So funny how GuptaTV is trying to spin this! Team vs Team?? I don’t think so!! The fundamental and only story for debate and to be investigated is the Gupta’s control!!

  • Charl van der Merwe

    The real question is why are these prominent figures outed as “anti zuma” before the meeting even occurs? More political subterfuge, sigh. Whatever.

  • Cliffy Wong

    The Guptas are shockingly well-informed!

  • Carl Nel

    Zapiro’s story is much more believable…

    • peterq

      Sad.

  • GPC

    So, if you’re “pro- South Africa” you’re actually Anti Zuma. Somehow it makes huge sense.

    • Jacobus Pienaars

      PW also used that. He said if you are against him and the NP, you are anti South Africa.

    • Khathu Mavhina

      That’s something the Gupta News agency doesn’t know

  • straight8

    The move to junk status is evidently the final straw propelling these political moves. Enough of this humiliation.

  • Wayne Burger

    Team Zuma is missing a few members, the Guptas.

    • Ray Mulder

      The Guptas wrote this article. Whose side to we know they’re on.

      • Wayne Burger

        Lol

  • yarwellnofine

    God speed to the anti-Zuma brigade.

    We all need a break.

  • This is a good strategy for the Gupgas take the attetion of their exposed bare buttocks to another twist which can send the country to even more messy status ……

  • Jacobus Pienaars

    Guess which group is the more honest one?

  • Ryanza

    This is just a smoke and broken mirrors show.

    Zuma is out as national president at the next elections anyway so this is just politicians drumming up support for two teams on the same side. Which ever camp wins the cANCer wins anyway. Which ever camp wins will make zero difference to the way the country is run into the ground, ever deeper. To the simple masses this may look like an effort to change, but things won’t. All the players are set out on the playground, the muppet, agh I meant puppet, at the pretend head could be anyone who’s strings can easily be pulled.

  • Ray Mulder

    Zionists verses the Guptas.

    • bengine

      … wonder how many people get this ….

      • Selwyn

        I am one —— totally confuculated, you gotta help this bro.

        • bengine

          … you need to take the red pill

          • Literally Mario

            First the US foreign policy, now the Jews…
            Do you also believe 9/11 was an inside job?

          • bengine

            If you were not such a blithering idiot I would be flattered. Now go back to the playpen with the other children and behave.

        • Ray Mulder

          You’ve been on the blue tablet all your life…thats why you are what you say.
          Blue is B for bull s h I t.
          Red is R for reality.
          Most people go through life in a total state of illusion because they believe everything they get from the main stream media.

    • Selwyn

      What????? now I am totally confuculated .

      • Ray Mulder

        I’ll give you a tip. The Zionists, and you can do your own research, run the ANC and the Guptas are trying to take over. If you don’t know the behind the scenes history of the ANC then you will just have to remain confuculated. ..

        • Selwyn

          I grew up in Brandfort and know a couple the visitors who went to visit “the first lady.” That was in the 60’s. Beliieve me!!!!, the ANC and all their cronies are no pals of Zionists or any one connected to the Zionists—- they actually hate them!!!!!, from Moegevat Petterson to Jesse James Duarte to Brown, the bank clerk who refers to himself as an international banker.

          • Ray Mulder

            Wrong.. just keep taking the blue pill….:)
            The ANC was formed under the ‘guidance’ of the Zionist Jews with their ‘secret’ agenda to take over South Africa because of it’s tremendous mineral wealth, especially gold.
            What you are hearing is from uninformed insignificant members. The real truth lies in higher places .
            They also run America. …etc.

          • Nofearorfavor

            Yes, they always ‘play’ both sides. They do it all over the world.

          • Selwyn

            I suppose your next statement will be that the illumanti or Leo Scousel run the ANC and the Gupta are part of the Triads. I think the pills are not working in Ray Land. I am not being nasty but i don’t think you know what you are talking about. How about some names of the so called higher ups in the Z party or the A party that make things tick in Ray Land.

          • Ray Mulder

            Selwyn only 5 years ago was I thinking like you so I know what you think of my lala land posts. I am now immune to such rejection of facts which few people even want to believe, no matter how right it is. History has been distorted by men who have other agendas.
            Joe Slovo and Albie Sacha were communist Zionist Jews who were directly involved in the agenda. Even they were merely the generals in a higher force running world governments by controlling the money.
            Maybe you need to start slowly because it is not an easy thing to come to grips with.
            Google ANC is a Jewish front. Or… something like that.
            Note that I am in no way accusing normal Jewish people of this, I have a few friends who are authodox and they understand exactly what many now know is facts…and they are dead against this power seeking force on our planet.

        • Literally Mario
    • Nofearorfavor

      100% correct.

  • SHOTS FIRED!!!

  • Mani

    So is this the fruits of the new top-dollar Gupta/Zuma spin doctors? It’s quite impressive.

  • bengine

    So, the same band of bozo’s that forced him in, helped to suppress his criminal charges and told the likes of Helen Zille she was not worthy to have a debate with the man, are now trying to remove him … and we should simply trust that the next bozo they put in place is going to be any different …

    • Jon Low

      Zuma was their best choice. And they re-elected him. That means their next-best person has got to be even worse.

      • bengine

        I don’t think he was their best choice – at lease not as far as you and I understand the term. I see it as a cabal of people with their eye on the treasury and lucrative government contracts that needed a collaborator who would assist them in plundering the country and enriching themselves and their cronies. In that context Zuma was the best choice for them – not for anyone else.

        • Jon Low

          It’s quite natural to choose the best person for yourself and your own agenda.

        • Selwyn

          This I get.

  • FuckZumaTheCunt

    In other words…. a list of heroes….. but will they do the right thing… that is the question?

  • Jon Low

    Divide and conquer!

  • peterq

    I would personally like to the leaders of our country for giving us these lists because at least now we know who is working for the people and who is against the people. Thank you Gupta’s.

  • peterq

    This is good news, now the whole mess is in the open and will have to be dealt with.

  • Tony van der Veen

    Can’t these (very rich) idiots see that articles like this do more to confirm their involvement with Zuma than to deny it?

  • Kevin Williams

    Gaan spring in die see, Guptas. GROOT ASB.

  • Frank Payne

    The New Age and Ann7 media products are a joke. It has been clear since their takeover and conception that they are nothing more than paid promotional vehicles. Their newspapers are pathetic and in my view nothing more than a waste of woodpulp and the TV station wasted airtime.

    • Selwyn

      They are collecting plentch!!!! They (Guptas) have admitted that the newspaper is only !% o their 500 billion. I still responded on this same platform that that equals R50,000,000. I did it in number —and said so—- in case someone read this column to Jake– to make sure he understands what IS typed here

      • tongue in cheek

        the media businesses are probably tax write -offs, so our favourite immigrants are also avoiding/evading tax

  • The Gadfly

    Unfortunately, many on the list to remove are still very tainted and cannot be allowed to be part of the new paradigm

  • Bobby Rosewood

    And Gordhan?

  • Ornet Mathebula

    Anti Zuma brigade includes South Africa at large.

  • Rob Hutchinson

    seems to me this is a plot to split the ANC, with the anti Zuma brigade forming a new party – which will only strengthen Zuma’s ANC and ensure he gets a third term. I would not be surprised if Zuma himself is behind all of this.

  • Jerry leroux

    What a circus this government has become. Obviously, those names that the Guptas provide for team Zuma are all on their payroll and controlled by them.

  • Rob Charlton

    Use of the word “plot” implies that the attributed intent of the “plotters” is an illegal or otherwise unwelcome act.

  • Khathu Mavhina

    Guptas don’t have many things: Shame, Respect, knowledge of community opinion and worst of all…legal SA residency

    • ian shaw

      They are now SA citizens!

  • David Howe

    In all honesty, the anti-zuma side seem to be the more educated of the two. The portfolios of these people speak for themselves. Clearly the stupid follow blindly.

  • Greg

    Well it’s nice to see the Guptas have provided a list of the people they have appointed.

  • 0001000ghost

    ag asseblief. moet nie nonsies praat nie. Daar is nie n team zuma must fall nie, en moet nie vir my vertel dat cyril slapgat rhamaposa en liegbek gwede is deel van daai nie. dis stront. vir die rekord waar lindiwe zulu se nek eindig is waar zuma se anus begin, daai vrou is glad nie teen zuma nie. waar kom julle met die gemors op?

    • ian shaw

      Hahaha!

  • Cecelia

    Now how would the Guptas know so much about the dynamics within the anc leadership unless they have inside information. Gupta strategy….divide and conquer and then divide and rule

  • ian shaw

    The Guptas captured the press (New Age)
    The Guptas captured the SABC (the matric-less guy)
    The Guptas almost captured the Treasury (the unknown backbencher)
    Now they are trying to capture the Ministry of Industry (get rid of Red Bob)
    So what is next? The Judiciary?

  • Senyi Wabe
  • Mariano Castrillon

    Hard to believe that this man allows – or encourages – a mafia family to take over the running of our country.

  • ChantOlive

    wow…i bet all the Zuma supporters are Zupta appointees…. and it is clear the anti Zuma crowd are the ANC stalwarts….
    enough already!

    How could the NEC announce today that they fully support Zuma??? What idiots!

  • Andrea Joubert

    The Guptas will get the surprise of a lifetime, just wait and see.

  • Bushy van Eck

    The real struggle for democracy amongst their own people has only just began. Blacks are their own worst enemy without even realizing it.

  • Pittekop

    The Guptas is a serious threat to our hard fought democracy. Sent them back to their Country would be the appropriate thing to do.

  • Leonard Samuels

    The guptas are not well informed. They pull the strings. Zuma did the same kind of thing when his lawyer claimed to have “tapes” of Mbeki’s political plans for him, That in itself is a crime, as per sa law, you can only bug or tape a telephone conversation when ordered/approved by a judge?. This just shows deliberate intend to corrupt and defraud this country by any means necessary.

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