ARCHBISHOP OF CAPE TOWN CALLS ON NEW ANC LEADERSHIP TO REMOVE ZUMA AS SOUTH AFRICAN PRESIDENT

CAPE TOWN, The Anglican Archbishop of Cape Town, Thabo Makgoba, has called on the new leadership of the ruling African National Congress (ANC) who were elected last week to remove Jacob Zuma as president of the country.

Makgoba used his Christmas midnight sermon to send a strong message to the ANC, saying he could not see how two centres of power in government and the ANC could collaborate when their values were diametrically opposed to each other.

Makgoba said Ramaphosa’s pronouncement on corruption was a clear indication that he needed to deal with the issue of Zuma. I cannot see how the ANC will make a clean break with the past and set South Africa on a new course unless the new leaders act boldly and quickly to replace Zuma as president and to follow up with a carefully targeted Cabinet reshuffle.

He also rebuked President Zuma for what he said is his role in bringing the country’s economy down. Makgoba said the economy was floundering while unemployment was rising.

Makgoba also said that Zuma’s henchmen, who are losing influence, were making desperate attempts to loot what they could before their time was up.

President Zuma and his cohorts have been behaving as if Treasury is their own. But they don’t own the Treasury. The resources of the Treasury are the property of all South Africans to be deployed for the common good, not for the interests of the few.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK