WHEN Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa wins December's ANC
elective conference, he must send President Jacob Zuma to live in Nkandla,
former finance minister Pravin Gordhan said today.
Gordhan told a conference in Cape Town that his preferred
candidate to become the next ANC and South African president is Ramaphosa.
While Zuma's term as ANC president ends in December, his
term as the country's president ends in 2019 when the next general election
will take place.
However, Gordhan wants Zuma removed as the country’s
president as early as January.
"Ramaphosa must take over in December and in January
he must tell Zuma to go live in Nkandla," he said.
"Change must start as soon as we can."
Asked if the Zuma faction will try delay the conference
if their predictions show their candidate - Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma - will lose,
Gordhan said: "The constitution of the ANC requires that the conference
has to happen.
"Those who think that they may not get their way
will behave in a disruptive way," he said.
"There are about 70 days before the conference and a
lot can happen.
"There is a formidable contest between those who
have no interest in building from the present and just want to extract from the
state against those who want to build from the present."
He called on the financial advisers in the room to
prepare to mobilise to ensure the country does not sink into a failed state
amid allegations of state capture and corruption.
"Big historical events happen when people get into
the streets," he said.
"Start preparing your walking shoes. All of you have
to get involved."