- Jacob Zuma has hit back at President Cyril Ramaphosa and Finance Minister Tito Mboweni recently
- This follows the pair labelling Zuma’s reign as “a wasted nine years”
- Zuma cited various government projects in defence of his term and claimed that the pair were being politically dishonest
Former President, Jacob Zuma, has lambasted both President Cyril Ramaphosa and Finance Minister Tito Mboweni for their “political dishonesty.”
Ramaphosa has recently labelled Zuma’s reign as “a wasted nine years” as he attempts to distance himself from the previous regime for the improvement of international sentiment.
Mboweni then quickly followed suit echoing Ramaphosa’s claims.
Jacob Zuma hasn’t taken this lying down and criticised the current leadership in an interview with Africa News 24-7.
His interview cited various projects implemented by the government, including an infrastructure programme worth more than R1 trillion.
Briefly.co.za gathered that critics may question his claims of not being implicated in the state capture inquiry though.
Zuma said, “Not even to raise the matter within the ANC organisation, and just to attack a former leader, that is a problem. We introduced the Basic Education Department and the Oceans Economy Programme. I can count many more things, and I must clear the air by reporting this.”
The South African reported that Ramaphosa is faced with a fine balancing act now – distancing himself from the previous regime while not ostracising Zuma in the process.
KwaZulu-Natal is a key stronghold for Zuma and his supporters so uBaba’s commitment to the cause may prove vital to the ANC’s success.
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