- Jacob Zuma has slammed President Cyril Ramaphosa after his recent comments on ANC corruption
- The former president feels that Ramaphosa's description of the ruling party as 'Accused No.1' when it comes to graft is 'absolutely unjustified'
- Duduzane Zuma has also weighed in, adamant that Ramaphosa won't finish his term as president
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Former president Jacob Zuma is less than impressed with President Cyril Ramaphosa after the ANC leader penned a letter to the party on corruption.
Zuma feels that Ramaphosa's 'public relations exercise' was not only 'absolutely unjustified' but came at the expense of the ANC:
“You proceed to say the ANC should bury its head in shame. Mr President, this statement that you make is not helpful to the ANC, in my respectful view. For all intents and purposes, it can only serve to destroy the ANC, particularly if the head of the ANC pleads guilty on behalf of the ANC, and calls the ANC the accused Number 1."
In his own letter responding to Ramaphosa's, Zuma pointed out that Ramaphosa was the first leader of the ruling party to publicly slate it as corrupt:
“Your actions are unprecedented in this regard. Mr President you are indeed the first president of the ANC to stand in public and accuse the ANC of criminality and that the ANC must be the accused Number 1 as accusations of corruption mount."
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The ex-president's son, Duduzane Zuma, has also weighed in with his views on the situation claiming that Ramaphosa won't finish his term in office.
Sharing his father's letter to the President, Duduzane echoed Zuma's opinion that Ramaphosa was seeking to please all the wrong people with his grim assessment of the ANC's integrity:
"Leaders must refuse to sell the principles and struggles of our liberation movement for the validation of White Monopoly Capitalists."
Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported that Cyril Ramaphosa has described Covid-19 corruption as an 'unforgivable betrayal' amid the crisis that is the pandemic.
Ramaphosa released a letter issued to the ANC saying that the ruling party remains deeply implicated when it comes to SA's corruption.
The real victims at the moment, explained Ramaphosa, are the millions of citizens affected by the virus:
“What has caused the greatest outrage is that there are private sector companies and individuals (including civil servants) who have exploited a grave medical, social and economic crisis to wrongfully enrich themselves. This is an unforgivable betrayal for the millions of South Africans who are being negatively affected by the impact of COVID-19, experiencing hunger daily, hopelessness and joblessness.”
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