Eric Naki
Political Editor
2 minute read
8 Jul 2021
5:01 am

Past events show ANC talks more than it acts

Eric Naki

In its fear of a Marikana-style massacre by police at Nkandla, the ANC postponed its crucial national executive committee (NEC).

Members of the ANC, MKMVA and Amabutho escort former president Jacob Zuma at his Nkandla residence on Saturday. Picture: Gallo Images

The ANC’s warning that it is going to deal with those behind a plot to unleash a violent confrontation with security forces in Nkandla sounds like tough talk – but it’s all hot air and no action. Tuesday’s tongue-lashing by ANC acting secretary-general Jessie Duarte of Jacob Zuma supporters who gathered illegally outside his homestead, sounded like Luthuli House was about to put its foot down on ill-discipline within its ranks. But past events showed the ANC talks more than it acts. The ANC’s suspended secretary-general, Ace Magashule, openly violated his suspension conditions, including addressing public meetings, but no action...