Opinion: Gwede Mantashe 'unconvincing' on position of ANC

Presenter Redi Tlhabi says she's not sold on ANC secretary-general Gwede Mantashe's latest stance on President Jacob Zuma's actions.

Read: Zuma stays, ANC full confidence in Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba

Mantashe says the ANC now accepts that Zuma removed Pravin Gordhan as Finance Minister because of an irretrievable breakdown in their relationship.

However, the Afternoon Drive host says Mantashe was unconvincing, considering the dissatisfaction he personally expressed last week Friday.

Also read: President knows ANC not happy with #CabinetReshuffle - Mantashe

Gwede Mntashe, he's got an interesting job that one.... Last week he was expressing his personal views.

Redi Tlhabi, 702's Afternoon Drive presenter

When the movement gets together and comes up with a position, he's got to sell it to South Africans. He does a poor job of selling it this time around.

Redi Tlhabi, 702's Afternoon Drive presenter

It's unconvincing, given where he stood last week, I don't believe him. I don't believe he meant any word that came out of his mouth.

Redi Tlhabi, 702's Afternoon Drive presenter

She says she's not shocked by the outcomes of the ANC's National Working Committee (NWC) meeting.

President Zuma has prevailed, and I thought he would.

Redi Tlhabi, 702's Afternoon Drive presenter

The ANC's NWC held a meeting on Tuesday in the wake of several calls for Zuma to step down.

Take a listen to Redi Tlhabi's full views:


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