Former ANC MP, Makhosi Khoza says she foresees a tough tenure in office for President Cyril Ramaphosa, given the “difficult system” he has inherited from his predecessor.
Ramaphosa took the highest office in the land in February, after the resignation of Jacob Zuma a year before he was set to complete his term as the president of the Republic.
According to Correspondent, Khoza said Ramaphosa is slowly picking up a reputation as someone who is indecisive, as he is largely working with his hands tied.
“If there is one person I feel sorry for‚ it’s the president of the republic‚ Cyril Ramaphosa,” she said.
“People are already saying he is not decisive. Obviously, you are not going to be decisive if you are finding yourself in an environment where you have to take collective decisions with people that are severely compromised.
“It is going to be very difficult for him. It is not going to be easy.”
Khoza has been a vocal critic of the ruling party, particularly its previous administration under Zuma.
She left the party in 2017 to form her own political organisation, before retiring from politics to join the Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (Outa) as its executive director of local government.
Khoza said the ANC has encouraged a culture of recycling ministers regardless of their performance.
“There is this constant recycling of failure,” she said.
“You can see that even with ministers. It has become a norm in South Africa. A minister can fail in a department dismally but we then take him to somewhere else.
“There is this constant recycling of failure. You can see that even with ministers. It has become a norm in South Africa. A minister can fail in a department dismally but we then take him to somewhere else.”
She says the government is overlooking competent individuals and there is no way the ANC could “self-correct” as there is no culture of accountability within the party.