To and fro on party policy
The ANC had to contend with two big contradictions in one month.
Contradiction No 1
First, spokesperson Pule Mabe denied that an alleged plot against Cyril Ramaphosa had been hatched at a Durban meeting, only for the head of the president’s office in Luthuli House to slam him for commenting on an unofficial meeting.
Contradiction No 2
Last week, the party had to withdraw a statement on the Reserve Bank as it was seen as interference in the Bank’s independence.