'The country is at standstill because one man refuses to step down'

We are postponing everything because there is a man who refuses to leave the Union Buildings and Tuynhuys... the question is what is he refusing to leave behind?

Sikonathi Mantshantsha, Deputy editor at Financial Mail

Deputy editor at Financial Mail, Sikonathi Mantshantsha says everything in the country is currently at standstill and because Jacob Zuma is refusing to step down.

This follows an announcement that ANC officials will no longer be attending events building up to the Nelson Mandela centenary launch as well as the postponement of Saturday’s Ubuntu Awards.

Mantshantsha describes Jacob Zuma as a cancerous tumor that needs to be cut off and allow the country to carry on with its businesses.

Read: The Political Desk: Cosatu, SACP believe Ramaphosa is wasting time

No business will ever succeed if we postpone everything....

Sikonathi Mantshantsha, Deputy editor at Financial Mail

Mantshantsha calls the Public Investment Corporation PIC) a loan shark, over its decision to provide cash-strapped Eskom with R5 billion of public servants’ pension money as a loan to help the power utility cover February expenses.

You tell me, where will Eskom get R5 billion in 28 days to pay back to PIC? They are going to borrow R20 billion from the banks and part of that money will go to pay another debt which is a short term loan.

Sikonathi Mantshantsha, Deputy editor at Financial Mail

And in the process Jacob Zuma is busy digging his heels refusing to step down so that we can get on with the business of fixing the country.

Sikonathi Mantshantsha, Deputy editor at Financial Mail

To hear more of this analysis by Sikonathi Mantshantsha, listen below:


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