Act on the cor­rupt to avoid de­feat

The Star Early Edition - - LETTERS - Muham­mad Omar

STRANGE that the Zuma fac­tion is now sud­denly be­com­ing con­cil­ia­tory and ac­com­mo­dat­ing when in the past it was the Zuma way or the high­way.

To now ac­com­mo­date the los­ing side is a bit like how when Mu­gabe lost the elec­tions a way had to be found.

In pol­i­tics you win or lose. That’s life and you live with it.

In the re­cent KZN elec­tions the com­pe­tent premier, Dur­ban mayor and his mu­nic­i­pal man­ager were side­lined (after hav­ing won on the fourth round of vot­ing) and there is le­gal chal­lenge still in the air.

Here there was no talk of com­pro­mise.

In fact, come to KZN and com­pro­mise with the for­mer premier; then maybe there will be some se­ri­ous­ness in your in­ten­tions.

As for the ANCs con­fer­ence, Zuma can bam­boo­zle his del­e­gates and party faith­ful but the tragedy is the av­er­age ur­ban voter will still take Nkandla palace, the Gupta/Eskom/Molefe saga, the Gupta/Sun City/KPMG drama, the Prasa/Swifambo mess into se­ri­ous con­sid­er­a­tion.

Just like Tsh­wane, Joburg was lost and Ekurhu­leni is hang­ing on a thread.

Un­less the ANC sets about clear rules and starts to get cor­rupt of­fi­cials and politi­cians in or­ange over­alls; the party will lose more mu­nic­i­pal­i­ties and polling dis­tricts. Glen­more Cres, Dur­ban North

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