Opinion: Those in power like to state the obvious

Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba says the government needs to take urgent steps if it is to avoid further a downgrade by ratings agencies Moodys.

Read: Gigaba claims S&P forewarned him of downgrade in confidence

Presenter Redi Tlhabi expressed concern over government officials who continue to state the obvious, rather than execute strategic plans.

DUH! ... We all know that we need to take urgent steps.

Redi Tlhabi, 702's Afternoon Drive presenter

I really believe that people who hold crucial positions like to just repeat the obvious.

Redi Tlhabi, 702's Afternoon Drive presenter

It's something so typical of South Africa's response to crucial matters.

Redi Tlhabi, 702's Afternoon Drive presenter

Also read: Opinion: The fact of the matter is Gigaba lied, says Redi Tlhabi

The Afternoon Drive host says that government should know which economic recovery plans work for the country and which don't, 23 years into democracy.

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