Finance Minister Tito Mboweni has commented that the ANC has failed to remove apartheid systems from the current government. The minister says that instead of a total take-over, the ruling party has instead implemented a compromise.
Tito Mboweni recently commented on the situation facing South Africa at the moment and surprised many with his thoughts on the matter.
According to The South African, the Finance Minister shared his thoughts on the 25-year rule of the African National Congress and, just a few weeks away from elections, it was a bombshell address.
Mboweni blasted those who have "elevated state ownership to the status of religion", encouraging South Africans to consider for a moment if we truly need some of the state-owned entities.
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While many will view this as a move towards privatisation, the minister says that he will be assessing these entities to determine what they will be costing taxpayers.
But the true bombshell came in when Mboweni discussed the ruling party, claiming that the ANC has not truly dismantled apartheid since its inception in government during 1994:
“Our forces did not defeat the apartheid system. We thought we would walk into Pretoria and take everything; defeat the National Party government, take over and implement our policies the way we wanted to. The fact of the matter is that we had to negotiate a settlement.”
In fact, Mboweni divulged that he felt things were getting out of control in South Africa:
“From time to time, I’ve had a feeling that we have become too narrow Africanist. Most of the appointments that we make in the public service, for example, are very Africanist. This does not represent a democratic non-racial, non-sexist society.”
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