- Former president Thabo Mbeki has slammed the leadership of the government for their failure to address the challenges facing the country
- Mbeki critcies President Cyril Ramaphosa for his failure to keep his promises and the damage the Phala Phala scandal has caused
- Social media users took to the internet in reaction to Mbeki's speech with many saying that Mbeki's warning about a South African Arab Spring
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JOHANNESBURG - Thabo Mbeki slammed the leadership of the government during the memorial service of the late ANC stalwart Jessie Duarte.
Mbeki was met with loud cheers and singing when he called the ANC to sort itself and its leadership out.
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Al Jazeera reported that Mbeki has slammed President Cyril Ramaphosa saying that he has failed to deliver his promises and the Phala Phala scandal has done a lot of harm.
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Social media users took to the internet in reaction to his speech
"Thabo Mbeki for the first time telling the truth about Cyril Ramaphosa failures, we're getting somewhere ."
"Thabo Mbeki : The sky is blue.
Black middle class: Wow, that is profound, such a thinker, we miss you president.
"A chilling warning from Thabo Mbeki about the imminent uprising in South Africa due to pressure of unemployment, poverty and inequality. It is no longer a matter of if, but when."
"It’s going to explode": Former President Thabo Mbeki warns of unrest
Earlier, Briefly News reported that former president Thabo Mbeki has been on the top of trending lists on social media for his remarks about the country’s current state. He was speaking at the African National Congress’ Deputy Secretary-General Jessie Duarte’s memorial service when he said unrest could be brewing.
Former President Thabo Mbeki warns of unrest during Jessie Duarte’s memorial, says, "It’s going to explode"
Mbeki said South Africa could soon have its own version of the Arab Spring, which saw anti-government protests in Tunisia. According to a clip of the speech shared by eNCA, the former president said the country has a high number of unemployed and poor people, lawlessness, and corrupt leadership.
“One of my fears is that one of these days it’s going to happen to us,” he said.
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