Reports from the ANC National Working Committee (NWC) was in harmony with earlier reports that the ruling party truly chased its tail after spending R1 billion on campaigns and other related events.
Information gathered from a dossier compiled by the committee and presented by the party’s secretary-general, Gwede Mantashe, revealed that president Zuma and top party leaders were harshly scolded for the party’s unimpressive performance in the just concluded municipal elections; despite exploring all avenues to retain people’s support and confidence.
Additional information from the NWC dossier showed that overwhelming majority of South Africans really want Zuma to be recalled as South Africa and ANC president.
More so, the ANC national working committee found that the ANC is negatively influenced by scandals that characterize state-owned enterprises; like the SABC and SAA.
ANC National Working Committee Unhappy With Party Performance
The ANC is currently bedeviled by confusion after it went into free-fall in the municipal election. The ruling party was toppled by its major opposition party – the Democratic Alliance (DA) – in keys metros like the Nelson Mandela Bay and the capital Tshwane.
And stooping low to hold coalition talks with minor parties has been a bitter pill to swallow. The party needs a coalition to govern Ekurhuleni; Johannesburg, Rustenburg and more than 20 other councils.
Recently, results from surveys conducted by Citizen Surveys Ltd between April – June, taking in 1 300 South Africans across the demographic spectrum, showed most South Africans want Zuma to step down as president of the country and the ANC.
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More than three-quarters of respondents in the Northern and Western Cape affirmed he should be axed as ANC leader. In the North West 68 percent demanded his exit; the Eastern Cape pooled 61; Mpumalanga got 60; while 59 percent of people in Limpopo and Gauteng also want him to be recalled.
In addition, 77 percent of people in the Northern Cape, 74 percent in the Western Cape, 62 percent in Mpumalanga, 60 percent in Gauteng, 52 percent in the Free State and 40 percent in KwaZulu-Natal all want Zuma to step down as president.
Meanwhile, Cosatu has described ANC’s humiliating performance in last week’s local government election as last warning. The federation opined that its relationship with the ruling party could hit the rocks if it continues to lose supports.