ANC has just not got the message

Until opposition parties put their differences aside and voters backbench loyalty, the ANC will continue to sink SA

The problem with the hot klap the ANC received on November 1 is that it wasn’t hot enough. Even after being forced below 50% of votes cast, the party is going about its business pretty much in the way it always has: the cadres are still looting and fighting over positions, while remaining as contemptuous of the people who put them in power as they were before the election date was announced.

This week, while much of the country was in the dark, ANC leaders were engaged in a public squabble about Eskom CEO André de Ruyter. Deputy president David Mabuza came out in support of De Ruyter, while finance minister Enoch Godongwana and mineral resources and energy minister Gwede Mantashe were critical of his two-year tenure at the state-owned enterprise (SOE)...

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