Tony Yengeni To President Ramaphosa: “Lead By Example And Resign”

Tensions rose on high this week when Ramaphosa made a pre-emptive strike by penning a letter to ANC members and calling time on those accused of wrongdoing. He claimed that while the ANC was not alone “in the dock”, society viewed it as accused number one.

Tony Yengeni To President Ramaphosa: "Lead By Example And Resign"-SurgeZirc SA
Tony Yengeni And Cyril Ramaphosa/Photo File: SurgeZirc Media

ANC National Executive Committee (NEC) member, Tony Yengeni has asked President Cyril Ramaphosa to follow his own advice and step down ahead of what is expected to be an explosive sitting of the party’s NEC.

Two sources, who have knowledge of the party’s NEC on Friday said Yengeni had a go at Ramaphosa, and said he, too, should be removed as a leader because he is accused of vote-buying at the Nasrec conference.

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A source said Yengeni was unhappy with Ramaphosa’s letter, in which he said the ANC is accused number one with regard to corruption.

Tensions rose on high this week when Ramaphosa made a pre-emptive strike by penning a letter to ANC members and calling time on those accused of wrongdoing. He claimed that while the ANC was not alone “in the dock”, society viewed it as accused number one.

On Friday, former president Jacob Zuma responded in a letter of his own to his successor, saying that Ramaphosa’s terms had been characterised by him running from allegations made against him and those close to him. He said Ramaphosa’s successful bid to seal records pertaining to the identity of those who funded his ANC presidency bid in 2017 was a betrayal of the party.

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Among those who were Zuma’s allies who are now facing charges in court include former eThekwini chairperson and mayor Zandile Gumede and former state security minister Bongani Bongo.

Tony Yengeni is said to have argued that the majority of ANC members are not involved in corruption.

Among other quotations the veteran was quoted saying “Ramaphosa does not take instructions from the ANC – Ramaphosa has isolated NEC and works with panels only – His programs are not what NASREC sent him to do – he’s managed elsewhere.”

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Zach Zakes Thekwane maruleng
Zach Zakes Thekwane maruleng
1 year ago

This guy should get off from our President, we know their negative attitude against this President.