The ANC race: Do you care?

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Malakano Tshitereke Eric Lim­popo

My wish for the De­cem­ber ANC elec­tive con­fer­ence is a united ANC un­der col­lec­tive unity for the pur­pose of the or­gan­i­sa­tion un­der the lead­er­ship of com­rade Cyril Ramaphosa. I’m ap­peal­ing to the whole mem­ber­ship to rally be­hind this col­lec­tive dur­ing and af­ter nom­i­na­tion, and be­yond the con­fer­ence, for the ANC to emerge af­ter the 2019 na­tional gov­ern­ment elec­tion to re­main in gov­ern­ment to fur­ther its ob­jec­tive of ser­vice de­liv­ery to our poor com­mu­ni­ties.

Jahguide Hey­man North West

Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma is the only fu­ture for South Africa. She is the best and a great leader.

Matutu Mpumalanga

Who cares who wins the ANC’s pres­i­dency race? The writ­ing is on the wall – Num­ber One has com­pleted the obit­u­ary of the ANC.

An­gela via SMS

Of course we care who wins the race. It af­fects the econ­omy of this coun­try as well as the gen­eral pop­u­la­tion. We need a un­cor­rupt gov­ern­ment, start­ing from the head.

Maxwell KwaZulu-Natal

Things are fall­ing apart in the ANC. Ev­ery dark cloud has a sil­ver lin­ing, so we must hope that the party will get just more than 50% in 2019, but that will only hap­pen if Cyril dons the man­tle of pres­i­dent and is deputised by any­one but Nkosazana. If the party does not get more than 50%, a coali­tion gov­ern­ment will be upon us and the big­gest draw­back is that such gov­ern­ments are no­to­ri­ously frag­ile and there­fore un­sta­ble – even in Europe, where they are in vogue.

Joy Free State

No mat­ter who comes in, the ANC is a sink­ing ship that is drag­ging South Africa down with it. They are brazenly racist, vi­o­lent and unashamedly amoral. What we will look like as a coun­try by 2019 is easy to pre­dict. Our coun­try is at war, but one side – the ANC – is fight­ing its own cit­i­zens! So, who wins the race within the ANC is im­ma­te­rial to the coun­try’s well­be­ing. Forces out­side of the rul­ing party are go­ing to have to put a stop to the ma­ni­a­cal mess.

Michael Gaut­eng

I do not care who wins, as long as we do not have an­other ANC pres­i­dent in our coun­try.

TJ Ndala Mpumalanga

Ramaphosa is the right choice, never mind the race.

Mnedo Kupi Gaut­eng

I don’t care who is the pres­i­dent of the ANC. They are all cor­rupt killers who care noth­ing about the poor blacks, coloureds, In­di­ans and white peo­ple, but only for them­selves, their fam­i­lies and friends. They are worse than the apartheid gov­ern­ment.

Spanky via SMS

I just don’t care; come 2019, the ANC will be blown away. What we fought for is used as toi­let tis­sue. The lib­er­a­tion fight was all in vain. We al­lowed one man to kill a 100-year-old move­ment.

Them­bek­ile Gaut­eng

I don’t care about who leads the ANC. It just has to lose at the polls in 2019.

N’wab­venula Phangani Gaut­eng

I do not care who wins the ANC pres­i­dency race be­cause the or­gan­i­sa­tion has lost its moral com­pass and it is fight­ing with it­self. It will not make any dif­fer­ence, as the party is be­yond re­demp­tion. In my view, if Ramaphosa wins, the peo­ple of KwaZulu-Natal, par­tic­u­larly Zu­lus, will not vote for the ANC in 2019 be­cause, since Ja­cob Zuma be­came pres­i­dent, he has pro­moted trib­al­ism in his party. It is still fresh in my mind when his sup­port­ers wore T-shirts with a pic­ture of Zuma and the words “100% Zulu Boy”. To me, that was pure trib­al­ism. If Dlamini-Zuma wins, Zu­lus will vote over­whelm­ingly for the ANC. I am not sure if Zweli Mkhize can garner suf­fi­cient sup­port to win the ANC pres­i­dency, as he is not trusted in his home prov­ince and he is en­dorsed by Zuma and his sup­port­ers in KwaZulu-Natal. Lindiwe Sisulu is a good politi­cian, but she is wast­ing her time be­cause she does not a con­stituency. Any­way, I do not care who wins be­cause the ANC has be­come a ve­hi­cle for cor­rup­tion.

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