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Cape Town - Al Jazeera's Azad Essa talked to Kgalema Mothlanthe, former president of South Africa, about the developments of the last two weeks and why South Africans must demand an explanation

Essa: There has been a lot of frustration over the past 10 days in the country after the firing of the finance minister and then the rehiring of the former minister. What do you make off all that has happened?

Motlanthe: Well, these are decisions that government took, and government changed the decisions. So, until they explain the rationale behind all of these actions, it's difficult to read them. But going on the reaction and response of the markets and civil society, it’s not much that one can rely on. You need to get the rationale from the decision-makers.

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