Ramaphosa SA’s saviour
THIS plea is a genuine appeal to save our beloved country.
We have a measure of comfort and consolation for our redemption in the persons of Dr Makhosi Khosa and Cyril Ramaphosa, and a league of others of similar sentiment.
South Africa and the ANC missed a golden opportunity when the successor to our first democratically-elected president, Nelson Mandela, was sidelined in favour of Thabo Mbeki. Mandela personally anointed Ramaphosa to succeed him, but that clique had other ideas and Mbeki became president.
We may ask why Blade Nzimande, Zwelinzima Vavi and Julius Malema hated Mbeki so much.
They fought with utmost vigour and determination for Jacob Zuma. Is it because Mbeki believed all others were nincompoops and preferred sycophants instead?
The trio followed like the famous three blind mice and the farmer’s wife cut off their tails with a carving knife.
Ramaphosa was lost to the country for the second time. Costly indeed. But the ANC in their wisdom chose him to serve as deputy president.
President Jacob Zuma’s ineptitude and incapacity made him an easy person to capture and the infamous Gupta clan made hay while the sun shone.
The aftermath of this debacle led to the highly respected and capable finance minister Pravin Gordhan and his deputy being sacked on the basis of a spurious, fake, manufactured intelligence report.
I conclude with the collective plea of our beloved South Africa to the ANC: “South Africa needs you to save the ANC of Nelson Mandela, OR Tambo, Albert Luthuli, Walter Sisulu and a galaxy of other greats, and hand over the baton to Ramaphosa, the president-in-waiting. Be assured, the nation and the world will cheer. R MUNISAMY Isipingo Hills