FW de Klerk says Zuma damaged South Africa: "9 lost years"

FW de Klerk says Zuma damaged South Africa: "9 lost years"

Although FW de Klerk had things to say against ex-president Jacob Zuma, it appears he is not the only one who was not a fan of Msholozi. Briefly.co.za earlier reported on claims former SA president Thabo Mbeki made after he pledged his vote to the ANC.

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FW de Klerk opened up about the state of the country in a sit-down interview with anchor Aldrin Sampear.

The last apartheid president, who was in office from 1989 to 1994, described Zuma's administration as 'nine lost years'.

eNCA reported de Klerk said his views were not based on race and colour but on the 'bad appointments' of cadres Zuma made during his time as president.

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De Klerk added politicians were appointed based on their connections instead of their experience and knowledge - a factor which he believes harmed service delivery.

The former head of state went on to add he believes an opportunity to build a truly non-racial and just society was wasted during Zuma's time in office.

Based on that, de Klerk believes there is some truth to claims that service delivery was better under apartheid.

Speaking about apartheid, de Klerk said his hands were clean and the claims against him were unfounded.

“My hands are clean and my conscience is clear,” he said. “I have never been part of a policy that says kill people.”

Meanwhile, it appears de Klerk is not the only one who was not a fan of Msholozi. Briefly.co.za earlier reported on claims former SA president Thabo Mbeki made after he pledged his vote to the ANC.

According to Mbeki, it was hard to campaign for the ruling party under Zuma's reign.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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