Pravin ap­peals to Cyril to fire Zuma

The Citizen (Gauteng) - - NEWS -

Ci­ti­zen re­porter

ANC MP and for­mer fi­nance min­is­ter Pravin Gord­han has called on Deputy Pres­i­dent Cyril Ramaphosa to fire his boss, Pres­i­dent Ja­cob Zuma, in Jan­uary if he emerges vic­to­ri­ous in the ANC’s lead­er­ship race at the party’s elec­tive con­fer­ence in De­cem­ber.

Speak­ing in Cape Town yes­ter­day as part of a panel dis­cus­sion at the Morn­ingstar In­vest­ment Con­fer­ence, Gord­han said the new ANC lead­er­ship un­der Ramaphosa should tell “Zuma to go and live in Nkandla”, TimesLIVE re­ported.

This is not the first time Gord­han has called on Zuma to step down from of­fice. In July dur­ing a panel dis­cus­sion on Nel­son Man­dela’s legacy, he said the pres­i­dent should “move aside and let some­body take over this coun­try”.

Gord­han was sacked from the fi­nance depart­ment along with his deputy, Mce­bisi Jonas, in March dur­ing a con­tro­ver­sial mid­night Cab­i­net reshuf­fle.

Gord­han lamented that “loot­ers” did not care about the con­se­quences of cor­rup­tion and state cap­ture for the coun­try. “What you have at the mo­ment is a group of peo­ple who are will­ing to do any­thing… to loot from the state firstly. Sec­ondly‚ they don’t care about con­se­quences,” he said.

Gord­han and Jonas warned that Trea­sury‚ the Fi­nan­cial In­tel­li­gence Cen­tre and the Re­serve Bank were at the top of the list of in­sti­tu­tions to be cap­tured.

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