Presidential hopefuls have been protecting Zuma - Holomisa

2017-11-23 19:07
United Democratic Movement leader Bantu Holomisa. (Lucky Nxumalo)

United Democratic Movement leader Bantu Holomisa. (Lucky Nxumalo)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Johannesburg – United Democratic Movement leader Bantu Holomisa said on Thursday South Africans could no longer pin their hopes on the ANC and its presidential hopefuls.

"These three or four presidential hopefuls have been protecting President Jacob Zuma and defending the caucus. Now they want to be the president. Give me a break, please," said Holomisa.

Holomisa was speaking at the Sandton Convention Centre at the Daily Maverick's The Gathering, which discussed the upcoming ANC elective conference. He was part of a panel which discussed: "What future, South Africa?"

"Today, as we speak, they are fighting among themselves and unfortunately that infighting has affected the day-to-day running of South Africa."

Holomisa said the situation would continue to get worse if Zuma was not removed in December.

"We will continue to see the lack of leadership at national level."

ALSO READ: ANC, Zanu-PF in same WhatsApp group - Maimane

He questioned why South Africans continued to vote for politicians if they were "sick and tired" of them.

Save South Africa convener Sipho Pityana said December's elective conference was about "putting icing sugar on a rotten cake".

"The ANC has failed to accept that it is corrupt and bankrupt to the core," he said.

He added that South Africans needed to remind leaders "that they are not our bosses. They are our servants".

"If you are going to be led by the kind of people that elected Jacob Zuma, it is highly unlikely that the trajectory is going to change after December."

Pityana said the ANC needed to be punished for what it had put South Africans through.

"The image of Jacob Zuma is the image of ANC no doubt," he said.

Pityana said the damage caused by state capture was enormous and had made South Africa a difficult place to invest in.

"We are going to face a hard time after Zuma is gone," he said, adding that it would be difficult to "clean up the mess".

Professor Nomboniso Gasa said those responsible for state capture needed to be arrested.

Read more on:    anc  |  bantu holomisa  |  johannesburg  |  anc leadership race  |  anc votes  |  politics

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X

Inside News24

 
/News
Traffic Alerts
Traffic
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.