Bongani Bingwa :The departure of Zuma will not mean departure of his enablers

Eager to please their new master, eager to sell their very souls, many formerly President Jacob Zuma loyalists will be seeking to be Cyril Ramaphosa's fiercest and loyal backers... all to save their own skins, says Bongani Bingwa.

Looking back at former President Thabo Mbeki's fall and some of the comrades who changed their tune, Bingwa asks: So what if President Jacob Zuma goes?

When Thabo Mbeki pursued his disastrous Aids denialism and his softly softly approach to the tyrant Mugabe, he wasn't alone. He had ministers of the calibre and medical qualifications of NDZ on his side; or at least not contradicting him in public.

Bongani Bingwa, Breakfast Show host

But when the moment came, one by one, some of Mbeki's biggest defenders jumped ship and made different political calculations. NDZ, Nosiviwe Mapisa Nqakula, Jeff Radebe, Malusi Gigaba, Fikile Mbalula....

Bongani Bingwa, Breakfast Show host

The departure of Jacob Zuma will not mean the departure of his enablers, his comrades, those with whom he ate.

Bongani Bingwa, Breakfast Show host

Eager to please their new master, eager to sell their very souls, many formerly Zuma loyalists will be seeking to be Cyril Ramaphosa's fiercest and loyal backers. That is the nature of sycophancy. How can I be useful, my leader? All to save their own skins.

Bongani Bingwa, Breakfast Show host

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