Tending to ANC supporters at the memorial for the late Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe, former president Jacob Zuma credited himself as being the one behind the creation of the BRICS bank after South Africa joined the BRIC nations of Brazil, Russia, India, and China.
Jacob Zuma says he was evacuated before the finish of his term since he recommended the creation of a BRICS bank, a move he accepted would change the lives of poor black people.
During his speech, Zuma said his inspiration for joining BRIC was on the grounds that western nations were never friends of the ruling ANC during the liberation struggle.
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He at that point reprimanded those nations for moving toward the ANC simply after freedom, with thoughts on the economy, including suggestions of dealing with the International Monetary Fund.
“At BRICS, I told them, we are poor … and suggested [the BRICS bank]. They [western countries] got the information about who came up with the idea … that’s why they said, ‘Remove this man’,” said Zuma.
He said had he been permitted to serve out his term, he would have quickened the process of improving the life of poor black South Africans.
“One of the problems … I faced [was] I wanted to quicken the process of changing the position of the poor black South Africans,” he said.
He said his depreciators were against this and they rushed the procedure to get rid of him before the finish of his term.
“They saw it was even better if I don’t complete my term because had I [gotten] one-and-a-half-years, I was going to do a lot. I was really going to do it,” said Zuma.
He pummeled economists in South Africa, saying they blamed him for everything that turned out badly with the economy.
“If the rand goes down, it’s Zuma. If we are downgraded, it’s Zuma. Zuma is no longer in power, who is [ruining the economy] now?” said Zuma, speaking in Zulu.
Zuma further commended Mugabe, saying he was all around adored by African leaders for having taken the choice to reclaim the land in Zimbabwe.
He said the ANC’s battle was to totally decolonise the nation both politically and financially however that didn’t occur.
“Those who controlled the economy, still control it. In other words, we are still colonised. We were only decolonised politically. When you speak like that, the clever ones look at you as a fool,” said Zuma.