Firstly Congratulations are in order for the new Finance Minister, Mr Malusi Gigaba. For a minute I thought to give the new Finance Minister a chance until I watched a repeat of last night’s news coverage this a.m when the Minister together with SARS boss Tom Moyane held a media briefing.
I liked the fact that Malusi is aware he has BIG shoes to fill I crashed myself so hard when his office released a statement over the weekend highlighting that he is aware of the magnitude of his new role as Finance Minister mentioning his predecessors Trevor Manuel, Pravin Gordhan and NHLANHLA NENE as people whose work as FM he respected. For the latter I was like b*tch please sudlala ngathi apha, Nhlanhla Nene’s two seconds stunt does not deserve to be mentioned as a FM at all.
Back to what disturbed me, Malusi was probed on the decision to axe PG and on the possible ratings downgrade fandor our country, this is what he said.
” …I am not the President, I don’t know the intelligence report I have not had sight of it I can’t comment on it, emh where I stand I GET CALLED and INSTRUCTED as to changes that are going to take place I DON’T ASK QUESTIONS , I SIMPLY COMPLY and I certainly think there’s so much more going on in our country for us to believe that changing a single individual can cause a ratings downgrade…” (and it did)
Now that silly arrogant response right there made me think Malusi is definitely not the man for the Finance Minister’s seat just YET. I’m aware of the fact that we should be given chances to prove ourselves kodwa for him to say he gets instructed and acts on instructions provided to him translated to him saying everything and anything Jacob Zuma asks for or wants as President he will get without any questions asked.
What do you guys think?