ANC veteran the Rev Frank Chikane believes the soul of the ruling party is under attack from within.
He said yesterday he had given party leaders a document titled “The soul of the ANC Is under attack” before the municipal elections.
It warned that the ANC could lose support in key metro cities – a prediction confirmed by the outcome of the poll.
The document warned of a downward turn and loss of confidence that‚ if not curbed‚ would evolve into a freefall in which the ANC lost metros or major cities in one to five years‚ then some provinces and‚ in the next nine to 14 years‚ would be defeated in a national election.
Chikane and other party veterans were concerned about corruption and the future of the ANC.
“I never believed you could corrupt an ANC member because [when] we fought the system‚ there was lots of money to buy us away.
“Even the cadres of the movement you thought wouldn’t become corruptible‚ once in power become corruptible.”