Oct 14 2008

Why the ANC won’t split

Published by at 12:21 pm under More News,Opinion

My gut tells me the ANC won’t split, and this article is fuel on my fire.

There are two main reasons why the ANC won’t split. Firstly, unity has always been the ANC’s big thing and the forces wanting the party to be one, are strong. Secondly, it won’t split, because Thabo Mbeki won’t get it organised.

He hasn’t done anything since taking over from Nelson Mandela about 10 years ago. And he also won’t get this project off the ground. The sad truth is: Mbeki can’t organise a piss-up in a beer brewery. Let alone a breakaway from the ANC. 

This truth will sink in over time.

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One Response to “Why the ANC won’t split”

  1. adminon 17 Mar 2009 at 11:22 am

    I was wrong on this one, mainly because I assumed a breakaway would have to be spearheaded by Thabo (and you know what I think about his leadership qualities).

    In fact, Terror Lekota, who served as SA’s minister of defence from 1999 to 2008, resigned in September 2008 (following the resignation of President Mbeki) and launched his breakaway political party, the Congress of the People (COPE), in December 2008.

    Lekota was one of ten ministers who submitted their resignations in September 2008.


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