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'Dear Mr President'... high-profile South Africans pen open letter to Zuma

A group of high-profile South Africans have written an open letter to President Jacob Zuma, lamenting his decision to fire Nhlanhla Nene, saying it will take years or even decades to reverse.

The group includes Professor Barney Pityana, Bonang Mohale, Prince Mashele, Lawson Naidoo and Mark Heywood.

Pityana on Monday said that the decision to remove Nene, appoint David van Rooyen and then later redeploy Pravin Gordhan to the the finance portfolio, shows an immense sense of irrational thinking.

Listen to the full conversation from CapeTalk's Breakfast with Kieno Kammies:

It is as a result of enormous incompetence on the part of the head of the executive. The point of the letter was to show that there is so much irrationality in government that we should be concerned about.

Professor Barney Pityana

Read the open letter here.

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