Firing Gordhan would destroy the future of millions

2017-02-22 10:14

The plot is so, so clear. Zuma, his immediate cronies and the Guptas regard South Africa's taxes as their own personal private bank.

Anything - or anyone - that stands in the way of them grabbing control of the Treasury has to be removed. So they can then spend South Africa's taxes in the best way to benefit their own personal pockets. That means spending a trillion rands on a nuclear power plant (almost the total amount that South Africans pay in taxes for a full year) so there can be fat bribes attached. So Edward Zuma can supply the uranium from his own mine. So Zuma and his cronies can spend Treasury money on whatever they want to benefit themselves.

The poor?

To hell with them. Zuma and the Guptas don't care a fig about them. Employment? Zuma thinks employing even more people in our (often rotten) Public Service is providing 'employment'. It isn't. It's simply taking even MORE  money away from providing housing, social grants, education, healthcare and the rest.

Many ANC leaders are very unhappy about this wholesale rape of South Africa by Zuma and Co. So also, it would seem, are the general public who are beginning to realise that THEY are being fiscally raped to make a few ANC head honchos very rich. Look at the massive losses the ANC sustained in the municipal elections. Nelson Mandela Bay lost, Johannesburg lost, Pretoria lost.

If the Zuptas now try and play their final card: getting rid of Gordhan and Mcebi Jonas, we will crash into junk status. Already our national repayment on loans is our second-highest cost. Junk status will make those loans even more expensive. So - even less money for the poor. But does Zuma & Co care? No-o-o-o! THEY will be filthy rich and to hell with the rest of South Africa. Simple, hey?

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