THE POLARISATION within the ANC has spread, and the media continued speculating about the extent and consequences of a rebellion under the leadership of Mosiuoa Lekota and Mbhazima Shilowa. Former minister Ronnie Kasrils’ outburst about the ANC’s lack of concern over the impending split caused considerable reaction. THE WITNESS warned that democratic principles must be respected, such as allowing people to hold meetings freely to discuss forming a new party. Volksblad said the ANC mustn’t regard itself greater than the Constitution and must carry out deep and honest self-examination. The Weekender and Rapport said SA is in dire need of brave and principled leadership.