Citizen Reporter
3 minute read
8 Dec 2021
6:30 am

The ANC should teach other parties how to be mature democratic players

Citizen Reporter

The Israel-Palestine issue remains a deeply sensitive matter and the ANC leaders should stop trivialising it for political point-scoring.

General views of the African National Congress (ANC) headquarters Luthuli House in Johannesburg, 9 December 2020. Picture: Michel Bega

The Israel-Palestine issue remains a deeply sensitive matter and the ANC leaders should stop trivialising it for political point-scoring. Just recently, the ANC in Joburg attempted to discredit Joburg’s mayor, Mpho Phalatse, by ridiculing her for her comments on the issue of Israel-Palestine. The ANC, as led by its mayoral candidate Mpho Moerane, decided to disrupt the meeting (the acceptance speech) when the executive mayor was on the podium. They failed to change Phalatse’s political views which, in any event, would not affect the service delivery for the people of Joburg. It is still shocking to imagine how an international...