Why has Mbeki lashed out at Ramaphosa? | Politics

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The previous president warns that South Africa is heading for its personal Arab Spring.

It was an unprecedented outspoken assault on his personal social gathering and its chief.

Thabo Mbeki warned that at some point South Africa goes to “explode”.

Citing excessive ranges of poverty and joblessness, Mbeki – who succeeded Nelson Mandela as democratic South Africa’s second president in 1999 – says South Africa is heading for its personal Arab Spring.

He has blamed President Cyril Ramaphosa and the governing African Nationwide Congress for failing to handle the legacy of apartheid.

However what has prompted his remarks, and why now?

Presenter: Bernard Smith


Dakota Legoete – Nationwide spokesman of the African Nationwide Congress

Mmusi Maimane – Former chief of South Africa’s primary opposition social gathering

William Gumede – Affiliate professor on the faculty of governance on the College of the Witwatersrand