The secretary-general of the African National Congress (ANC) Mr. Gwede Mantashe on Wednesday announced a clear-cut solution to the numerous challenges rocking the ruling party.
Mantashe, who painstakingly enumerated the challenges rocking the party said he believes the ANC can be great again; if its leaders can boldly tackle state capture allegations against President Zuma without fear orfavorr.
According to the spin doctor, the ANC went into free-falls in the municipal elections because of State capture; Nkandla debacle and repeated corrupt allegations against the ANC.
Also, he admitted that under Zuma, the country metamorphosed into a “mafia state” because some individuals were negatively targeted and dismissed by the state.
Moving on, he condemned the growing factionalism in the ruling party’s camp. According to Mantashe, factionalism in any organization or state around the world speaks volume of danger sign in such liberation movements.
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These loopholes, he said were the primary reasons why the Democratic Alliance (DA) toppled the ANC in the municipal elections. In fact, Mantashe added that he regards the Democratic Alliance’s victories across the Western Cape and Eastern Cape as the recolonisation of South Africa.
Mr. Gwede Mantashe, therefore, called on his fellow comrades to wake up and restore the love, confidence, and trust that once dominated the camp of the ANC.
“It is a reality that we should organize [ourselves against] to reverse it. We must pay attention, smell [the] coffee, and wake up,” he said.
An investigation in the alleged State Capture in South Africa has continued to grow with each day. Zuma’s critics and opposition groups have severally urged him to come clean on his relationship with South African business family – the Guptas.
The influential family, who are President Zuma’s buddies are accused of influencing most government appointments. In fact, many top government officials like deputy finance minister Mcebici Jonas and Mentor, confirmed that the family offered them ministerial posts.
However, President Zuma has maintained his stance on the so-called state capture. Speaking to MPs on Wednesday, he fended off their questions on state capture. He rather insisted that he will not answer their questions since Public Protector Thuli Madonsela is investigation the matter.