FORMER FINANCE minister Pravin Gordhan on Tuesday publicly called on President Jacob Zuma to step down and make way for fresh blood.
“I think the president should move aside and let somebody take over this country and reset the course‚ so that we can fulfill the kind of aspirations that Mandela and his generation had for South Africa‚” Gordhan said during a panel discussion broadcast on news channel eNCA.
The panel was part of a dialogue titled The Negotiated Settlement‚ hosted by 702 radio presenter Eusebius McKaiser.
Roelf Meyer‚ a key member of the pre-1994 negotiations‚ was also present‚ along with journalist Ranjeni Munusamy‚ and ANC member Febe Potgieter-Gqubule.
Gordhan has become increasingly outspoken about government corruption since he was fired by Zuma in a cabinet reshuffle at the end of March.