- The influential religious leader has called for the ANC to act against Zuma
- He urged Ramaphosa to act in the best interest of the country
- He warned that those corrupt people in power will increase their looting spree if not stopped
Archbishop Thabo Makgoba performed his Midnight Mass at St George's Cathedral in Cape Town, where he used to opportunity to call on the newly elected ANC NEC to recall Jacob Zuma as president of South Africa.
The archbishop called for quick and decisive action in what he called a target Cabinet reshuffle. He called on ANC President Cyril Ramaphosa, in particular, to act in the best interests of the country.
Briefly.co.za learned that Makgoba explained that two centres of power, the ANC and the government needed to work together and the current situation in South Africa saw the two centres of power opposing each other. Which is a recipe for disaster?
He called on Ramaphosa to 'cut the umbilical' which binds Zuma to the ANC if the party wants to survive according to ewn.co.za.
The religious leader cited the limping economy, rising unemployment and widespread corruption as major threats to the nation. He also observed that those corrupt individuals who fear losing their hold on power will try to loot as much as possible while they still can.
The archbishop has joined a chorus of voices calling for Zuma to step down including those within the ANC. The party recently convened a secret meeting to discuss how to manage the process of recalling Zuma.
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