Eusebius McKaiser: Where the hell were you in the making of JZ, Mathews Phosa?

Former African National Congress (ANC) treasurer, Mathews Phosa, says he has come to a point where he refuses to be part of the intellectual funeral of the ANC.

He says he refuses to be associated with so-called leaders who trample on the people who voted them into office.

Phosa wrote a column in the Sunday Independent saying President Jacob Zuma should resign or otherwise go down in history as the chief architect of the ANC’s destruction.

He does not want to be associated with the following:

'So-called leaders whose predictable response to all challenges is “racism” and who are willing to sacrifice the future of our children before the throne of a man who knows no shame and shows no character'.

I still struggle with ANC veterans who become Mother Theresa when they have one foot in the grave.

Eusebius McKaiser

Where the hell were you in the making of JZ?

Eusebius McKaiser

Why don’t you tell us, this is my role when I was at Luthuli House.

Eusebius McKaiser

I have a dim view of those ANC leaders who suddenly discover they have a backbone now that they no longer eating at the trough.

Eusebius McKaiser

Listen to callers opinions on Phosa's column. Eusebius comment starts at 10min 30seconds...

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