Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa wants South Africa to unite and put up a fight against ‘greedy’ and ‘corrupt’ people in the country.
Speaking at the fundraising gala dinner of SA’s nonprofit organisation, at the Aryan Benevolent Home over the weekend, Ramaphosa drifted from his prepared speech, saying the moment to renew the country has arrived and that South Africans must not let it pass.
He pointed out that a process that will “trigger” the “renewal” of the country which they have been longing for has started.
He told the audience: “What you are required to do as citizens of this country is to support the efforts that are going to be made by those who want to make sure that our country lives up to the values of Nelson Mandela – that our country lives up to the values of Oliver Tambo.
Be in support of those who will be leading that charge because a moment of great renewal is upon us, and we should not let it go by. We should grasp this… because that moment has arrived and let us act together in unity – unite our movement, unite our country about one goal – the goal of making South Africa great, the goal of making South Africa corruption free, the goal of making South Africa a South Africa that we can all be proud of – And getting rid of greedy people .. corrupt people within our midst.”
Apparently, the deputy president was making reference to Zuma’s latest cabinet reshuffle which has shoved the country into chaos and rampage.
Commenting for the first time since Zuma removed Gordhan and Jonas, he described Zuma’s decision as “totally, totally unacceptable”.
Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa appealed to South Africa to remain hopeful and brave up for upcoming events in the country and also support the efforts that are going to be made by those who want to make sure the country lives up to the values of leaders who fought for the country’s freedom.
Without mincing words, the economic result of President Jacob Zuma’s decision to fire Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan is apparently going down negatively.
Since the reshuffle took place, tensions have continued to rise in the bond market and elsewhere basically because South Africa is already going through economic hardship and it may even get worse if measures are not taken immediately.
Appalled by the development, South Africans plan to stage a mass protest on Friday, 7 April tagged – #Nationwide shutdown#. Details about the protest were circulated on the social media, calling on South Africans not to attend school, work, or go anywhere on April 7 except hitting the streets to defend our constitution/democracy.
Listen: Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa calls on South Africa to unite against greedy and corrupt people.