‘Despite seeming to defend Zuma, I’ve never done anything untoward'

Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe says that, despite perceptions that he has in the past defended Jacob Zuma, he has never been involved in things that are untoward.

He further said that Ramaphosa’s term will be all about the economy and “jobs, jobs, jobs”.

Afternoon Drive’s Stephen Grootes interviewed Radebe.

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

The President… has been talking more about issues of the economy, because that’s one area where we are still lagging behind…

Jeff Radebe, Minister in the Presidency

When we work together… we can deal with the fundamental problem that still afflicts South African society, and that is unemployment… Even our opponents, the opposition parties, all of us, we are at one in the issue of finding jobs for our people, especially young people who are being ravished by unemployment… He’ll be spending a lot of time… behind this programme of jobs, jobs, jobs.

Jeff Radebe, Minister in the Presidency

The ANC is like an elephant… it takes a long time to turn, but when it does it maintains its course to its destination.

Jeff Radebe, Minister in the Presidency

I’ve never been involved in things that are untoward.

Jeff Radebe, Minister in the Presidency

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