President Jacob Zuma has received a fresh slap from a strong party member, Joel Netshitenzhe who said he is not sure if Zuma is still a great leader for the party and the country.
Joel Netshitenzhe who is a member of the ANC’s National Executive Committee (NEC) said during an interview with the Eyewitness News, that Zuma is no longer fit to led the state’s ruling party neither is he fit to govern the country. following the all that had transpired in the pst few years starting from Constitutional Court judgment on Nkandla, issues around state-owned enterprises (SOEs) and recent political developments.
He said this following all that had transpired in the pst few years starting from Constitutional Court judgment on Nkandla, issues around state-owned enterprises (SOEs) and recent political developments.
Though not directly mentioning Zuma in his discussion, the ANC veteran said “the judgement of the Constitutional Court only about the person at the higher level of state power underlines that we are in a bad state.”
Netshitenzhe is a prominent thinker in the ANC, who has been part of the chief executive organ of the ANC-NEC for years, while also serving as a member of its economic transformation and political education subcommittee.
Speaking about what even ANC Secretary General Gwede Mantshe acceded cost the party votes at the polls, Netshitenzhe said calls from some structures of the ANC for an early national congress, for self-correction, are technical.
Netshitenze further noted that he believes tough action must be taken by the ANC on its deployments in government.
“I’d say at this present moment, the jury is still out.”
“What is required is action on the part of the ANC and its deployees in government to practically demonstrate that the turnaround has started.” he said, also believing that the party performed below expectation during the local government elections because of arrogance and malfeasance in government.
He, however, said he wasn’t surprised by the party’s failure in the past elections, pointing out that the SA society has been observing the malfeasance in government, the arrogance that manifests itself in ANC and in part society has delivered its judgement through the local government elections.