Sassa debacle may be changing the minds of voters

Someone asked the President ‘How can you sack a Finance Minister who is performing and you’ve got a Social Security Minister who is not performing? Yet she keeps her job and the Finance Minister loses his’. The President then cryptically responds ‘There were reasons for the sacking of the Finance Minister’, and then he doesn’t give any.

Bruce Whitfield, The Money Show

Is this changing the minds of voters? We might find in 2019 that the question has changed. In 2014 the question was ‘How can I not vote for the ANC?’ For many people in 2019 the question will be ‘How can I vote for the ANC’?

Stephen Grootes, EWN

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviewed EWN’s Stephen Grootes about the political ramifications of the Sassa debacle.

Listen to the interview in the audio below (and/or scroll down for more quotes from it).

He [Jacob Zuma] seemed to contradict himself, saying there wasn’t a crisis, but there was a crisis, but there wasn’t a crisis.

Stephen Grootes, EWN

There was a sense of arrogance… Jacob Zuma said as the President he doesn’t have to explain why he removed Finance Minister Nene.

Stephen Grootes, EWN

He [Jacob Zuma] seems at arms’ length to it all.

Stephen Grootes, EWN

People are trying to understand how this could’ve happened, and the ANC’s attitude and putting it to the President.

Stephen Grootes, EWN

Why are we surprised [that Jacob Zuma won’t give a straight answer]?

Stephen Grootes, EWN

There is a very real distance between Zuma’s core of people and the rest of the ANC.

Stephen Grootes, EWN

Minister Dlamini seems untouchable; she’s very close to Jacob Zuma.

Stephen Grootes, EWN

Minister Dlamini is the most public supporter of Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma.

Stephen Grootes, EWN

People who receive grants know the money is there.

Stephen Grootes, EWN

Click here (then“like” the page) to follow Bruce on Facebook.

Enter your email address in the form below to receive a newsletter containing the most-read articles of the week from Bruce Whitfield’s The Money Show every Friday morning in your inbox.

Subscribe to our Business Wrap Newsletter

Article brought to us by Old Mutual.


This article first appeared on 702 : Sassa debacle may be changing the minds of voters


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
How to build a business that will survive constant technological change

How to build a business that will survive constant technological change

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Pavlo Phitidis, founder of Aurik Business Accelerator.

How to pay up to 45% less tax (and save the SA economy while you’re at it)

How to pay up to 45% less tax (and save the SA economy while you’re at it)

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Darryn Faulds, a fund manager at Grovest Group.

‘If we don’t get a deal by Wednesday no grants will be paid’

‘If we don’t get a deal by Wednesday no grants will be paid’

Cash Paymaster Services CEO Serge Belamant explains the consequences should there be no signed deal by Wednesday.

'Grindrod Bank (though deadly silent) is utterly involved in Sassa saga'

'Grindrod Bank (though deadly silent) is utterly involved in Sassa saga'

Sygnia CEO Magda Wierzycka shines a light on Grindrod Bank, offering its Board of Directors a chance to do the right thing.

Why Allan Gray invested in Net1 UEPS (despite debates by its investment team)

Why Allan Gray invested in Net1 UEPS (despite debates by its investment team)

Net1 UEPS owns the controversial social grants distributor Cash Paymaster Services. Bruce Whitfield interviews CIO Andrew Lapping.

'CPS lures grant recipients into buying insurance (and taking out microloans)'

'CPS lures grant recipients into buying insurance (and taking out microloans)'

Cash Paymaster Services shareholder Net1 UEPS is using the database of grant recipients to cross-sell services, says Sygnia’s CEO.

Popular articles
Try out the Riverine Rabbit restaurant in Cape Town for mouth watering food

Try out the Riverine Rabbit restaurant in Cape Town for mouth watering food

Head Chef and Owner at Riverine Rabbit Ash Heeger explains why she rebranded the popularly known Ash restaurant.

News24 exposes how big SA corporates are funding fake news

News24 exposes how big SA corporates are funding fake news

A News24 investigation has exposed how some of South Africa's biggest companies have been advertising on fake news websites.

Zille open to renaming Robben Island swim after 'nation-builder' Theo Yach

Zille open to renaming Robben Island swim after 'nation-builder' Theo Yach

Premier Helen Zille describes Yach as one of the most generous, warm, open-hearted and community-driven people she's ever known.

[Watch] SA choir stuns with isiZulu cover of Ed Sheeran’s ‘Shape of You’

[Watch] SA choir stuns with isiZulu cover of Ed Sheeran’s ‘Shape of You’

Khabazela shares some of the most popular tweets, posts, and videos on 'What's gone Viral'.

[WATCH] Man exposes people selling stolen goods on Facebook

[WATCH] Man exposes people selling stolen goods on Facebook

Anton Fourie says he used his phone to record the interaction to create awareness of what is going on in the community.

Zondi tells court that she had to 'look happy' in church out of fear for Omotoso

Zondi tells court that she had to 'look happy' in church out of fear for Omotoso

Cheryl Zondi is testifying against Pastor Timothy Omotoso who is accused of rape and human trafficking in his Durban church.

How Tracey Chambers is helping unemployed moms become entrepreneurs

How Tracey Chambers is helping unemployed moms become entrepreneurs

The Clothing Bank gives women access to discounted merchandise and 500 hours of training in money management and business skills.