UDM call for interim govt 'doesn't make sense': analyst

Ebrahim Fakir, Director of Programmes at the Auwal Socio-Economic Research Institute, spoke with eNCA's Dan Moyane. Courtesy of #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG - Analyst Ebrahim Fakir says the ANC may be suffering from a credibility crisis, but he believes the UDM's call for an interim government doesn't make sense.

Fakir said, "it's a strange idea that in the middle of a term of office of a democratically elected legitimate government, that there is a call for an interim government."

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"It's not an illegitimate government, and that's probably one of the only times in which you would have a transitional mechanism such as an interim government.

UDM leader Bantu Holomisa is calling for an interim government to take over until the next election, after reports that those aligned to the ANC Secretary-General Ace Magashule are planning a national shutdown.

READ: Holomisa fed up with govt's response to COVID-19 pandemic

Magashule is under pressure to step aside over fraud and money laundering charges.

It's in keeping with an ANC NEC resolution that members facing serious charges must step aside within 30-days.

Holomisa proposes that the ANC executive hand over power to the Constitutional Court.

Watch the full interview with Ebrahim Fakir in the video above.


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