Pravin appeals to Cyril to fire Zuma
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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