Cliff Buchler
2 minute read
13 Oct 2021
6:00 am

Will the ANC be haunted by its past?

Cliff Buchler

Given its history under Jacob Zuma, the smell of corruption will be no better than that given off by a skunk.

Ghosts of the past have come to haunt me. Or so I thought when receiving a call from someone with whom I haven’t had contact for nigh on 25 years. Call it history repeating itself. He was a municipal councillor and had a spell at wearing the mayoral chain when I was cutting my teeth as editor of pioneering community newspapers circulating in the Wild West Rand region. If this wasn’t challenging enough, the Nats were still in full control. But I had a lot of fun editorialising about the weaknesses of a council punting the ruling party’s relentless cause....