[LISTEN] Lumkile Mondi weighs in on the president's manifesto speech

Yesterday at the ANC manifesto launch, president Ramaphosa addressed more than 80,000 supporters at the Moses Mabhida Stadium. The president has admitted that the party has made several mistakes in the past, and that they are determined to rectify them.

Political analysts, Lumkile Mondi who is a Senior Lecturer at Wits School Of Economics and Business Science weighed in on the president's manifesto speech saying, after 25 years into democracy, the ANC's economic record is very poor, mainly looking at the unemployment rate and our education system that is in shambles.

The ANC needs to take an introspection and reflect. The party has got a very poor record for economic development, particularly black participation in the main stream of the economy. The president's speech yesterday was nothing new.

Lumkile Mondi - Senior Lecturer at Wits School Of Economics and Business Science

Speaking to Africa on the Weekend Breakfast, Mondi said a lot of the poor record in our economy can be attributed to the Zuma years. The Zuma led government had a very negative relationship with foreign affairs.

The ANC really needs to step up. A lot of the black emerging middle class are distancing themselves from the ANC and I hope that the trend that we saw in the 2016 municipal election can grow where there is an emergency of people looking for alternatives to vote.

Lumkile Mondi - Senior Lecturer at Wits School Of Economics and Business Science

Click below to listen to the full interview:


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
Parliament to amend the minimum wage act

Parliament to amend the minimum wage act

The amendment of the bill will not affect the implementation of the law

'The economic meltdown in Zimbabwe lies with the Mugabe administration'

'The economic meltdown in Zimbabwe lies with the Mugabe administration'

'The Zimbabwean economy cannot recover in a short term, and the government is fully aware of that' says Derek Matyzakn.

What does the law say about arresting people based on presented evidence?

What does the law say about arresting people based on presented evidence?

'There is nothing stopping the NPA from pursuing criminal charges given the amount of evidence' says Prof James Grant.

[LISTEN] Illegal abortion clinics on the increase in both townships and suburbs

[LISTEN] Illegal abortion clinics on the increase in both townships and suburbs

'There is a drive to combat the acts of illegal doctors that are performing backyard abortions.' says Dr Shaamilah Suleman

How will expropriation without compensation affect urban housing?

How will expropriation without compensation affect urban housing?

'The government will not go on a rampage to take everyone's property.' says Lwazi Matshigo of the Socio-Economic Rights Institute

The Department of Social Development removes adoption fees

The Department of Social Development removes adoption fees

'This new legislation will increase access for the poor to adoption.' says Robyn Wolfson Vorster, Child Protection Advocate

Popular articles
Consumers call out Discovery Vitality and Momentum Multiply for not delivering

Consumers call out Discovery Vitality and Momentum Multiply for not delivering

Are you being duped by your medical aid's rewards programme? These Discovery and Momentum members feel they were shortchanged.

Motsoeneng admits to accepting more than R1m from Bosasa

Motsoeneng admits to accepting more than R1m from Bosasa

The former SABC COO insists that Bosasa gave him more than R1.1 million to fight his legal battles for nothing in return.

W Cape new traffic bill to clamp down on speeding highlighted by drag race crash

W Cape new traffic bill to clamp down on speeding highlighted by drag race crash

This comes after a car that was drag racing on the national road was involved in a horrific accident on Monday morning.

Zimbabweans hope Mnangagwa's return from Russia will calm the troubled country

Zimbabweans hope Mnangagwa's return from Russia will calm the troubled country

President Emmerson Mnangagwa is expected to arrive in Zimbabwe on Monday at 9 PM after a week in Russia, says Zim journo.