Has the ANC let the coun­try down?

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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.

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