Tito Mboweni for president?

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni. Picture: (Beeld/Felix Dlangamandla/Gallo Images)

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni. Picture: (Beeld/Felix Dlangamandla/Gallo Images)

Zuma isn’t even out the door yet, and the debate about who might replace him has been hotting up.

As the African National Congress (ANC) national executive committee (NEC) meeting is ongoing, there have been questions as to who might be a capable candidate should they decide to remove President Jacob Zuma from his position.

Though Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has been backed by the SA Communist Party (SACP) and labour federation Cosatu, poet Ntsiki Mazwai says he would not make a good president. Taking to Twitter on Monday, Mazwai was engaging with her followers on who they think should take South Africa forward.

Her wish was for Mzansi to get a new president for Christmas, though she said the ANC did not have any “presidential material” left. The “ANC is dead,” she said.

On Ramaphosa, she urged followers to fight his presidency with everything they had. She said Ramaphosa would sell “the rest of our power back to whites” so he can buy more buffalo.

Mazwai has always been vocal about Ramaphosa not being a good presidential candidate because of, among other reasons, his alleged role in the Marikana massacre, despite the fact that he was cleared by an investigative commission.

In fact, she said she would be “cool” with United Democratic Movement (UDM) leader Bantu Holomisa being president.

One of her followers suggested former Reserve Bank governor Tito Mboweni. However, Mazwai did not think he was a good candidate either.

Artist and activist Ntsiki Mazwai. Picture: Refilwe Modise

Artist and activist Ntsiki Mazwai. Picture: Refilwe Modise

“No he is just a capitalist. ..not a leader,” she said, further telling her follower that being in a leadership position did not make anyone a leader.

Though she was “cool” with former president Kgalema Motlanthe, she said his only problem was that he did not “stand firm”.

ANC Youth League president Collen Maine’s name also came up, but with him having called her a “greasy panty” in the past, Mazwai said she would emigrate to Australia if “Oros” became president.

Mazwai has previously criticised the ANC leadership for corruption, among others. She has written a list of negative things she says the ruling party has taught South Africans over the years, which you can read below.

Read more: What the ANC taught us, according to Ntsiki Mazwai

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