Whilst delivering a speech surrounding Mandela Day, former Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan has urged President Jacob Zuma to resign in order to really fulfil the aspirations of Nelson Mandela for this country.
Gordhan addressed people celebrating the legacy of the father of the nation at the infamous Lilies Leaf farm which served as an ANC safehouse during the Apartheid regime.
“Putting words on the table and putting all the problem on the table is one thing. What the public wants to see ... and if you want to earn their trust, what are you doing about it? That’s all”, said Gordhan.
Gordhan was removed as finance minister earlier in the year and the move garnered the presidency an increasing amount of criticism as well decreases in economic confidence by external parties.
The former Finance Minister stressed that Mandela’s ANC never destroyed the state whilst fighting for democracy, seeking rather to destroy the efforts of evil men to regain the sanctity of the state for all.
The parallels of the situation were not wasted on those present.
Gordhan concluded saying that current leaders – especially those involved in State Capture – should invest some thought in how the future generation of South Africans will judge them.