- Gauteng premier David Makhura has defended the ANC in recent weeks, saying the party is renewing itself
- However, many members of the public fired shots at Makhura after a radio interview with the premier aired
- Many said Makhura was dodging questions and unable to answer adequately
Gauteng premier David Makhura has recently said that that those responsible for state capture will be punished and that the ANC will not protect criminals.
He made similar remarks while speaking to Radio 702's Eusebius Mckaiser.
However, many on social media were unhappy with the premier's comments and poked fun at him online.
Makhura has previously been outspoken in his belief that the ANC is renewing itself and rooting out corruption. However, many South Africans seemed to disagree after Makhura's interview with Mckaiser.
The comments were critical, with many condemning Makhura's performance in the interview and his inability to provide satisfactory answers to certain questions.
For example, one Twitter user named Bokang wrote, "To be honest the most problematic thing about Makhura is his inability to act when things go wrong. From Esidimeni to Etolls - he speaks as if he is not the premier and does not have the power to change things."
Another user, Afro-Melanin, said, "Epic failure on part of David Makhura during this interview. Can't redeem ANC on their failures."
"David Makhura can't event answer Eusebius's questions!" posted another.
Another user, Albie Fuchs, summed up many of the comments by saying, in response to Makhura's interview, "Five more years of ANC incompetence, corruption & arrogance will be the death knell of Gauteng and South Africa."
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