Has the ANC let the country down?
Thuthukile Gauteng I think the ANC has let the country down because being a minister of finance is a very sensitive position. They must go back to the drawing board and erase all the accusations against Pravin Gordhan. Victus Jama KwaZulu-Natal No, the ANC is being discredited and this is causing cracks among its leadership. I think we have to take advantage of the new international economic relations brought by our involvement in Brics. This will bring international trade relations and opportunities that can boost our economy. I think there is too much focus on negative things, rather than building on our strengths. There is a well-planned campaign by shadow forces to discredit the state, and it seems even the brightest minds are falling into the trap. Lybon Rikhotos Limpopo Yes, the ANC has let the country down because of corruption. The ANC can only reverse the damage by electing an honest leadership in 2017 – a leadership that will respect and uphold the Constitution of the country. Elect a president who will respect and defend the Constitution. Elect a president who will not tolerate corruption from his Cabinet minsters.
The ANC should also empower all the people and not only the connected few. But for now, it would be difficult to reverse the damage because those who support corruption outnumber the ones who are honest.
The ANC members in Parliament should refrain from using their majority to support their corrupt comrades. Should the ANC fail to reverse the damage, come 2025 it might become a rural organisation.