Still time for the ANC to fix itself
HISTORY tells us internal strife led to the downfall of the mighty Roman empire. Is this what history will record of the ruling ANC party in years to come?
The December conference to elect a new leader is gaining momentum but there seems to be widespread factionalism within party ranks.
Such disunity does not bode well for the ANC, which freed us from the manacles of apartheid.
Things have gone from bad to worse and councillors are even being murdered by others vying for positions, especially in KwaZulu-Natal.
Many within the party function with blinkers on and do not see the dire consequences come the 2019 election.
South Africans are fed up with the shenanigans going on in the government and will vote with their consciences.
It is perceived that party loyalty among the electorate is fast diminishing for the ANC.
Leaders who make empty promises have to go. What the country needs is a strong leader who does not stop at just talking about doing things.
He or she should say,“I have the power and I will do this and that for my people.”
For instance, he or she could say they will fire any member who breaks his/her oath of office as written in the Constitution.
He or she could also say they will arrest any member who is found guilty of state capture and corruption.
He or she could even say they will fire and imprison any person found guilty of looting stateowned enterprises.
I guess this type of rhetoric is wishful thinking but who knows what the 2019 elections will bring?
The ANC still has time to set aside differences and restore faith in the eyes of South Africans before the 2019 election.
Or it must face the consequences.