- Mmusi Maimane wants the next ANC president to remove Jacob Zuma
- ANC staward Mavusa Msimang was critical of the ANC election process
- Former ANC MP Makhosi Khoza believes that those who are most affected by corruption are the poor
If the next ANC president wants to show South Africa that he or she is serious, the first act they should perform is to recall Jacob Zuma as president of South Africa.
These were the harsh words from DA leader Mmusi Miamane, he added that both of the front-runners in the ANC presidential race, Cyril Ramaphosa and Dlamini-Zuma have both defended Jacob Zuma in the past.
Both candidates have attempted to reinvent themselves as fighters of corruption but they are all guilty of supporting Zuma.
Maimane said that he would choose neither of the two frontrunners due to their close proximity to Zuma and their defence of his actions.
The DA leader was speaking at the Daily Maverick's The Gathering on Thursday in Sandton. Maimane kept his cards close to his chest and refused to say which of the ANC candidates he preferred.
The focus of The Gathering was on the ANC race but three of the candidates withdrew at the last minute, Dlamini-Zuma, Lindiwe Sisulu and Zweli Mkhize.
Mkhize and Dlamini-Zuma excused themselves saying they had engagements they could not miss.
ANC stalwart Mavuso Msimang lamented that the party's politicians had let the people of South Africa down. He also slammed the manner in which the ANC elected its leaders saying that the process was open to manipulation and fraud.
Makhosi Khoza also spoke at the gathering and explained that within the ANC decisions are made as a collective and when the majority had decided something behind closed doors that it would then be the public position of the ANC.
This was the case with Nkandla, she said that ANC members such as Pravin Gordhan and Drek Hanekom had become very unpopular for the objections that had raised.
She said that those who suffered the most from corruption were those who relied on social grants and get money deducted illegally, this was in reference to Sassa and the Cash Paymaster Service debacle.
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