Tuesday, July 23, 2013


Since President Jacob Zuma has publicly release statement, ANC will govern until Jesus comes! March, 2012. Seemingly his statement has contributed a lot to intensify factionalism within an organisation. During 52nd national conference of the African National Congress in Polokwane December 2007, factionalism for leadership positions were accentuated. The 52nd national conference of the ANC has brought the aftermath of the newly formed opposition political party, COPE in 2008 by former ANC members Mosua Lekota as well as Mbazima Shilowa. The situation was even worse as the infighting within an organisation was inevitable; hence former President Thabo Mbeki was being recalled as the state of the nation. Recently, condition is frighteningly, this is followed by newly formed breakaway opposition party from the ANC launched by former ANC activist Dr. Rampela Mamphela (Agang agang). While South African citizens were still in shock, Cuptas family private jet unauthorised landing to Waterkloorf Air force base was making headlines. The landing of the flight was one the controversial issues which were aligned to the President Zuma corruption activities, due to the very closeness relationship with the Cuptas family. President Zuma was fiercely opposed by society, political organisations, trade unions as well as NGO’s for facilitating private jet landing without proper arrangements with SARS custom officials. Just few days back, former expelled ANCYL President Julius Malema together with ex-ANC member Floyd Shivamba as well businessman Kenny Kunene established a new political party. Lately, reshuffling of the under performing ministers which also raises many questions, since in the middle of the last year 2012 continually reports about dumped books and late delivery at school especially in Limpopo province and other provinces. The question that is being held by people, what criteria is used to determine or evaluate underperforming ministers if basic minister of education Angie Motsekga is still held her office as minister. Some people might have concerned that since she held a critical position as president of ANCWL, therefore she may be used to secure votes for ANC to upcoming general elections. I mean looking at all these alarming situations, which I think at end of the day they might have a negative impact towards lowering the reputation of ANC as a massive majority organisation. These concerns might also hamper the image as well as identity of the ANC as an organisation. The question that South Africans should asks, Can President Zuma repeats his statement? Written by Zukile Hempe

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