'No confidence vote symptom of deeper issues in SA & ANC'
Former finance minister Nhlanhla Nene says Parliament's no confidence vote against President Jacob Zuma tells of the socio-economic climate in the country.
JOHANNESBURG - Former Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene says the no confidence vote in Parliament last week is merely a symptom of deeper issues in the country and in the African National Congress (ANC).
Nene says the Parliament's no confidence vote against President Jacob Zuma tells of the socio-economic climate in the country.
“This is only a symptom of the current issues in the country. The country is deeply, deeply divided. Not only is the ANC divided but the country itself.”
He says the country is close to being on autopilot because of the leadership challenge.
“Our biggest fear has already happened, we’ve been downgraded to junk, we’ve experienced a recession. And that’s why I’m saying the only thing now is to work ourselves out of this.”
Nene says the question whether the National Development Plan is a dream deferred will remain until proper implementation comes into effect.
(Edited by Zinhle Nkosi)