Greed - sheer unadulterated greed. That's what will plunge South Africa into total bankruptcy - and destroy tens of millions more jobs in the future creating ever greater poverty. All because Zuma and his 'Premier League' want to stuff their pockets with billions more rands.
The ANC goal is to get nuclear power from, almost certainly, Rosatom. It's highly likely the deal has already been signed by gangster Putin and gangster Zuma at a cost of a trillion rand. A trillion is a million billion. Just a 10% kickback in bribes will be a thousand billion - enough to make some ANC head honchos VERY rich indeed. And totally destroy SA's future. And we do NOT need nuclear.
Here's how the scenario is playing out. There is pressure from the ANC Women's League to put Nkosazana Zuma in as president. That will give Pres. Zuma a get-out-of-jail free card, never mind the very real 783 charges of theft and money laundering still hanging over his head. Then, there is also massive pressure to get Pravin Gordhan out as Minister of Finance and put in a Zuma man. This will absolutely, certainly plunge SA into junk status. But the top ANC people don't care; THEY will be rich. Already a number of leaders have been captured by the top ANC head honchos, including our new Public Protector who is anything but a public protector. Tom Moyane, head of SARS, is part of the get-rich plot. So is Eskom head Molefe, as well as Zwane, Brown, useless Dudu Myeni, Moyani and Lucky Montana. Plus others such as Abrahams (whose star is waning), Cwele, Jiba, Maphatsoe, Nhleko, and back-bencher van Rooyen. Not to mention other Gupta-linked people like Kenny Kunene, Vivienne Reddy, Roy Moodley and others.
But there is hope. The ANC is starting to disintegrate because of the greed of its leaders. Previous ANC stalwarts like veteran Ahmed Kathrada, Barbara Hogan, Trevor Manuel, Vytjie Mentor, Ben Turok, Cyril Ramaphosa, Jeff Radebe, Jackson Mthembu, Gwede Mantashe, Naledi Pandor, Derek Hanekom, Kgalema Motlanthe, Mcebi Jonas and Naledi Pandor, amongst several others including trade unions, have publicly spoken out against the greed that is consuming - and destroying - the ANC. And South Africa along with it.
Watch now for the pressure to increase on Gordhan. Once he is out of the way, the Holy Grail - the nuclear deal - will be made possible. And with SA being plunged into junk status - making money far more expensive to borrow - South Africa (i.e. its tiny group of actual taxpayers) will be having to pay back ONE HUNDRED BILLION A YEAR FOR THE NEXT 20 OR 30 YEARS. So - less money for the poor, for education, for healthcare, for social grants - all because greed has captured the ANC.
How, people of South Africa, can we stop this dreadful disaster from happening? Because all of us (apart from the select ANC few) will suffer. And it WILL happen unless we rise up and stop it.