Why Cogta MEC Xolile Nqatha’s ‘un-ANC’ comments hit a nerve

The Eastern Cape is not known for corruption-busting, clean governance and consequence management. If you ask anybody who is not in the close-knit circle of the ANC’s provincial leadership — and by extension government — they will tell you that it represents everything that is wrong with our country — a 101 lesson on how to ruin a province.

Therefore, when the video surfaced of Cogta MEC Xolile Nqatha speaking at the memorial services of the late speaker of the Buffalo City municipality, Alfred Mtsi, telling mourners that it was “un-ANC” to discipline a cadre in quarantine, there was little regard for the context of his words...

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