Chairman of the Council for the Advancement of the SA Constitution, Sipho Pityana, has been very vocal about the current political instability in South Africa.
He recently lambasted government for its attack on Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan and publicly made a call for President Jacob Zuma to resign.
Speaking to CapeTalk's Kieno Kammies, Pityana says he grew up in a family that was highly involved in politics. He was also part of the 1976 student protests and played a significant role in the South African liberation of apartheid regime.
I have lived in the valley of death in the course of my pursuit of the struggle for liberation.— Sipho Pityana, Chairman of the Council for the Advancement of the SA Constitution
I am grateful that I survived and I owe the commitment that I and others made to a free South Africa.— Sipho Pityana, Chairman of the Council for the Advancement of the SA Constitution
Pityana says it was a great moment for him to see not only apartheid being demolished but also putting in place the vision the constitution of this country offered of a new South Africa.
He says he has a good reason to believe the President is doing everything possible to try and discredit Minister of Finance and get rid of him.
He says if Zuma had any conscience he would've resigned by now.
Now to see a relentless attack on the same institutions that we created, it is very disconcerting, it leaves a great sense of betrayal.— Sipho Pityana, Chairman of the Council for the Advancement of the SA Constitution
Pityana says South African should show solidarity and rally behind Pravin Gordhan on November 2 and pray for South Africa to be liberated from state capture.
Listen to Sipho Pityana talk about the current state of politics in S.A