#CR17Siyavuma Facebook Discussions

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Siyavuma Facebook Discussions

We’ve heard what you’ve been saying – here are a few select snippets (September 2017)

This Week’s Topic: Succession Debate

This week our CR17 social media saw lively conversation around the SUCCESSION DEBATE, as can be seen from these excerpts:

“Can we please stop this ‘tradition’ rhetoric? Cyril deserves to be the President with or without tradition. If we persist on this it means that Cyril must be deputised by a far younger comrade who will still be energetic for the coming 20 years.”Thobela Mgudlwa

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“Facts are clear that there is no other best candidate like Cyril Ramaphosa. … the leadership the man possesses quenches the thirst … in other words, at present no one meets the demand compared to Cyril Ramaphosa. The others are just an imitation of the ANC struggle.”Ngoza Marasha

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“If it is an ANC tradition for a DP [Deputy President] to be President of the ANC, why is the ANC holding an elective conference? … We must not choose CR because he’s the DP, we need someone who is not afraid to talk about the land distribution, economic freedom, free education, state capture, mines, a state bank and poverty.”Bruce LN Zungu

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“When you elect a deputy, you elect someone who will immediately take over in case the President dies, falls sick, relocates to Dubai, has a Vote of No Confidence passed against him, goes to jail for 700+ cases, etc. You can’t elect a deputy and then say he is unsuitable to lead. It does not make sense, comrades.”Dlamini Nikiwe

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“My view is that it should depend on the credibility of the Deputy President. In this case CR is credible and he should be allowed to be President.” – Musetsho

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“No I do not think that it is a tradition, but a norm. I support CR17, but the presidency should be contested as it’s a democratic process.” – Hosi Davida

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