Former Industry and International Trade minister and 2018 Presidential candidate Nkosana Moyo, has denied claims that he was spineless for resigning from his ministerial post in 2001. Speaking in an interview after announcing his candidature for the 2018 elections yesterday, Moyo said:
I invite you to think about a number of scenarios. If you are a member of a football team or netball team, and you are a member of seven or 11 as the case may be and you are the only one in that team that believes in a particular strategy and everybody else believes in a different strategy, do you think you are going to succeed? Does staying in that team when you don’t believe in what it’s doing indicate courage or weakness? My humble opinion is that staying where you know you are not adding value, where you know what you believe in is not going to be followed, none of your advice is going to be taken is being cowardly. So I don’t think leaving was cowardly, I think staying would have been cowardly.