Thabo Mbeki is currently trending on Mzansi Twitter following the statement he made about the government of President Cyril Ramaphosa, noting the president had failed on the promises he made during his state of the nation address (SONA).
The former president, who was speaking at the memorial of ANC stalwart Jessie Duarte in Johannesburg (Duarte had died of cancer), stated in February President Cyril Ramaphosa had agreed in 100 days there should be a comprehensive plan to address matters affecting the Rainbow Nation.
But that time has elapsed, and nothing has happened, Mbeki said. Absolutely nothing, he pointed at several social ills that have bedevilled the country since, including poverty, unemployment, criminality and inequality.
A chilling warning from Thabo Mbeki about the imminent uprising in South Africa due to pressure of unemployment, poverty and inequality. It is no longer a matter of if, but when. pic.twitter.com/HB0xfCuemW
— African Renaissance 🦅🇿🇦🦁 (@MadiBoity) July 21, 2022
Previously, the former president had hinted at things not being well with the republic and the need to address the many issues affecting the country and its citizens. His words didn’t get much attention then.
Anyway, apart from the former president, South Africans themselves are upset with the government of president Ramaphosa, loudly calling for his resignation and marching to Luthuli House to drive home their grievances.
It remains to be seen if President Ramaphosa will hearken to Mbeki’s warning and appeal and begin reforms. Stay tuned.