‘Failure to remove Zuma does not sit well with society. Ramaphosa is on trial’

Anti-President Jacob Zuma marchers arriving at the Union Buildings. Picture: Kgothatso Mogale/EWN.

ANC President Cyril Ramaphosa’s ability to lead South Africa is on trial, as Jacob Zuma’s continued occupation of the country’s highest office "does not sit well with most of society".

So says Lumkile Mondi, a senior lecturer at the School of Economics and Business Science of the University of the Witwatersrand.

Mondi says the economy requires the elimination of political risk and a strategy to stave off further downgrades – the political stalemate is a distraction.

Fixing South Africa’s economic woes starts with Zuma resigning as President, says Mondi, “he must go”.

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviewed Mondi.

Listen to the interview in the audio below (and/or scroll down for quotes from it).

The longer it takes… the more concerns are going to be raised by Moody’s…

Lumkile Mondi, Wits

It’s not just one group that has captured the state… some are in the NEC, including the top six… embedded below [Jacob Zuma] are those interest groups…

Lumkile Mondi, Wits

There is a war… within the NEC itself…

Lumkile Mondi, Wits

The next 48 hours; there should be movement.

Lumkile Mondi, Wits

Our people are trapped! They require us to root out this evil that has happened in the past 10 years.

Lumkile Mondi, Wits

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