It’s time another party took over power
ACCORDING to a weekend newspaper, the ANC’s integrity committee asked President Jacob Zuma to step down.
However, the president vehemently refused, saying the West wanted him out in order to capture the ANC. And he is the only one who can stop it. What hogwash!
The integrity committee’s move suggests that the governing party wants to see the back of JZ.
However, the self-same ANC is against its MPs voting with their conscience in the vote of no confidence against the president. Does the ANC want Zuma out or not? But I digress. If the governing party is not outraged by the Guptas’s state capture, then it is complicit in selling the country to the highest bidder. As a result, it has lost the moral high ground to lead the nation.
A week ago, the ANC held its policy conference in Nasrec. Nothing much came out of that conference. No surprises there.
Has the liberation movement run out of ideas on how to take the country forward? There is no easy answer.
The ANC has become its worst enemy. Its unprincipled stance in defending its president is going to cost it votes come 2019, as happened in the last local government elections. The party lost three metros to opposition parties.
Zuma’s party has been in power for the past 23 years. As things stand, the economy is down, unemployment high and poverty is on the increase.
It’s time we had a different party in power to inject new and fresh ideas and make our country a better place. Joburg
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