The relentless protests calling on Pres. Zuma to step down have made many ANC Politicians and concerned South Africans to start thinking for a post-Zuma South Africa.
Deputy President and Presidential Hopeful Cyril Ramaphosa is moving its agenda to a minimum set of demands to change the country’s path.
Opposition political parties have built a front, and the churches last week said the government lacks moral legitimacy because of the descent into corruption.
The political ground is gradually shifting.
These are his demand;
5. Commissions of inquiry 1 (State Capture)
The Deputy president demanded that former public protector Thuli Madonsela’s State of Capture report has almost been forgotten.
4. Commission of inquiry 2 (Eskom, SABS, SAA)
Ramaphosa is also calling for a commission of inquiry into state-owned enterprises such as Eskom, SABC and SAA, which are vulnerable to crony networks.
3. Restore integrity of institutions.
This point relates to the positions of the national commissioner of police and the director of the Hawks. National police commissioner Kgomotso Phalane faces numerous allegations of impropriety. Hawks boss (former) Berning Ntlemeza is fighting for his position back after a court ruling that his appointment was irrational, and was set aside. Police Minister Fikile Mbalula replaced Ntlemeza with Yolisa Matakata.
2. Affirm judiciary’s independence.
The Presidential hopeful did not say who should make the affirmation, but it is likely to be an affirmation from the governing party.
He also wants affirmations of the independence of the public protector, the Independent Electoral Commission and the Human Rights Commission.
1. Civil society summit.
The ANC vice Pres. recommends the convening of a civil society summit to ensure the country never again experiences the nightmare that She is facing now.