NDZ is a pawn of the Gupta fam­ily

Sunday Tribune - - LETTERS -

WITH ref­er­ence to the ar­ti­cle “Why NDZ should head ANC” where the writer, Clyde Ra­mailane, nails his colours to the mast of Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma for the 13th pres­i­dency of the ANC (Sun­day Tri­bune, Septem­ber 17), I beg to dif­fer.

It is no se­cret Pres­i­dent Ja­cob Zuma is in­tent on pass­ing the ba­ton to his ex-wife, which will mean keep­ing it in the fam­ily – the Gupta fam­ily, that is. To call Dlamini Zuma a Gupta can­di­date is merely stat­ing a fact. The Gupta broth­ers anointed her long be­fore there was any suc­ces­sion talk, nam­ing her South African of the Year, an award no­body knew ex­isted and a poi­soned chal­ice if ever there was one.

Dlamini Zuma is prov­ing to be a loyal sol­dier of the Gup­tas, criss-cross­ing the coun­try with­out ut­ter­ing any­thing un­to­ward about the fam­ily, state cap­ture and ram­pant cor­rup­tion.

When she has oc­ca­sion to open her mouth, she has two things to say: “rad­i­cal eco­nomic trans­for­ma­tion” and “white mo­nop­oly cap­i­tal”, slo­gans given to her by the Gup­tas and Bell Pot­tinger. This is all we know about the wo­man who wants to be pres­i­dent. My choice is Ramaphosa for pres­i­dent. He has in­tegrity.

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