ANC can no longer pretend all is well with the party, the country is burning, corruption is everywhere and as the ruling party, ANC needs fresh leadership. The party just has to discard its present leadership to fix the ugly situation, says Winnie Mandela.
The party just has to discard its present leadership to fix the ugly situation, says Winnie Mandela.
The ANC veteran said her party is in need of urgent intervention which will help fish-out where it went wrong.
Speaking to journalists, Winnie acknowledged that she’s a member of ANC’s National Executive Committee, and remarked that she should be blamed as well for the party’s unpleasant state.
To redeem the image of the party, she called for an intense evaluation of ANC presidents since 1994. That, she said, will help the party find where it derailed.
“We cannot pretend we do not have problems and we cannot pretend things are not wrong. The kind of introspection we need would need a whole layer of fresh leadership, combined with elders who are left to revisit the question of the Freedom Charter.
…Where did we go so wrong? Were we right about propositional representation? Was the system we adopted the right one? Why do we have so much corruption everywhere you turn in institutions?
The one word that is in everybody’s lips is corruption. Who has the answer for that, it is the governing party.
We cannot pretend there is nothing wrong. We are all worried about the weakness of the rand. We don’t want to be in junk status,” Winnie wailed.
With the foregoing, she begged the management of establishments in South Africa to assist the government in resolving the economic challenges of the country.
“Captains of industry must help us build the economy of the country. That cannot be done if we are disunited. That can only be done if we unite as South Africans,” she pleaded.
Thereafter, she expressed dissatisfaction over the Parliament sittings saying “it has been reduced to some fiasco.” To her, the gathering is nothing but a useless exercise that exposes the weaknesses of our country.