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Why are the Eastern Cape and Western Cape premiers the first casualties of the Jacob Zuma tsunami?
Nosimo Balindlela is the weakest because she does not have a political support base. She also made a blunder by instituting the Pillay commission, which implicates senior ANC leaders and their families in corruption.
Heavyweights such as Makhenkesi Stofile, Stone Sizani, Enoch Godingwane and Mcebisi Jonas wanted her removed.
In Western Cape unity between James Ngculu and Ebrahim Rasool presented difficulties for Zumarites led by Mcebisi Sikwatsha and fraudster Tony Yengeni.
Other premiers operate in an environment controlled by Zuma-aligned executives. Thabang Makwetla of Mpumalanga, Beatrice Marshoff of Free State, S'bu Ndebele of KwaZulu-Natal and Edna Molewa of North West are lame ducks. Gauteng's Mbhazima Shilowa's term ends in 2009, so it was not urgent to deal with him.
The Zuma camp is optimistic that the Limpopo congress will replace Sello Moloto with their own person.
The axing makes it clear that good governance, service delivery and fighting corruption do not guarantee retaining posts.
Rasool was one of the best premiers and Balindlela probed fraud. Their axing also makes it clear that Zuma will tolerate corruption as long as you scratch his back during his difficulties with the law.
Teddy Madikiza, Port Edward