Circulating reports have it that former ANC treasurer general, Mathews Phosa has been endorsed as the right individual to become next SA President.
From our gatherings, it was a group of Eastern Cape religious leaders that pronounced Mr Phosa the ideal person to fix President Jacob Zuma’s mess.
A video footage BuzzSouthAfrica obtained confirmed the reports as the religious leaders could be seen praying for a kneeling Phosa.
One of the pastors at the begining of the video, in Xhosa, said: “…we have an incoming president, we say that with the faith that it is going to happen.” Thereafter, a song was raised and the pastors dropped strong prayers anointing Phosa as the next SA President.
Check out the video footage below:
Reporting this, News24 related that a witness to the event narrated that the pastors told Mr Phosa that they were inspired by him ever since he spoke out about the ANC.
Adding that the religious leaders likened Phosa to Nelson Mandela, OR Tambo and Thabo Mbeki , the witness said:
“…They told him that they believe he was the sole voice that’s speaking against the wrong in the ANC… that he’s the only one that is still representing them (and) that he’s the next suitable president because his name was not tainted.
“They also said Phosa made the right decision when he decided not to respond to remarks made by Edward Zuma (Zuma’s son) which were insulting him.”
More-so, it was related that the pastors asserted that present leaders of the ANC are “all tainted.”
To the religious leaders, the only reason Cosatu (Congress Of South African Trade Unions) endorsed Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa was because “he dealt with Julius Malema, the Numasa and Zwelinzima Vavi issues, it was time to pay back,” they agreed.
Likewise, the pastors contended that “Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, by the virtue of her surname, is not a credible leader.”
Above all, Phosa responded to the prayers urging the ANC in the Eastern Cape to come together. When he was asked whether he’s willing to contest being next SA President, he said: “once the ANC processes are opened, I will carefully listen to the voices of the cadres and apply my mind.”
Last month, the former Mpumalanga premier predicted that the ANC will be paying a painful price at SA 2019 elections.
Then, he called on Jacob Zuma to step down as the leader of ANC and South Africa. To him, Mr Zuma will be judged by history as the person who destroyed the ANC.
The ANC veteran expressed that he wouldn’t be part of the intellectual funeral of the ANC.
“…I refuse to be associated with so-called leaders who trample on the people who voted them into office, who disrespect the constitution, whose only predictable response to all challenges is “racism” and who are willing to sacrifice the future of our children before the throne of a man who knows no shame and shows no character,” he declared.