Phosa comments like ‘deja vu’: Buthelezi
Johannesburg - It was a case of deja vu when former ANC treasurer general Mathews Phosa said the ruling party had to stop blaming apartheid for the lack of service delivery, IFP leader Mangosuthu Buthelezi said on Thursday.
“Every year, billions of rands that are earmarked for development projects are wasted, mismanaged or stolen under the ANC's leadership,” he said in his online letter.
“The actual work is being done by consultants, at a further cost of billions of rands.”
On Tuesday, Phosa said it was time for the government to shape the country's future and stop blaming the past. He was speaking at an Ahmed Kathrada Foundation conference in Johannesburg.
Earlier this year, Minister in the Presidency Trevor Manuel made similar remarks.
Buthelezi said both Phosa and Manuel had “hit the nail on the head”.
“Apparently, the ANC has made no progress in learning about governance in the past 19 years,” he said.
The Inkatha Freedom Party leader agreed with Phosa that there had been a cover-up involving the security upgrades at President Jacob Zuma's homestead in Nkandla, KwaZulu-Natal.
Phosa told EyeWitness News: “I don't think anybody has tried to justify Nkandla. I think there is a bit of a cover-up and I think we need to know the truth, and the sooner we know the truth the better.”