Eric Naki
Political Editor
1 minute read
1 Apr 2021
7:22 am

Luthuli House radicals ‘won’t go quietly’, say political analysts

Eric Naki

Professor Dirk Kotze cautioned against gagging the RET group from expressing their views, saying that would interfere with internal party democracy.

Suspended ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule. Picture: Gallo Images/Sunday Times/Alon Skuy

The radical economic transformation (RET) forces within Luthuli House are not finished – they might lie low and later emerge in a disguised form. But the space to operate is getting narrower, say political experts. Professor Dirk Kotze from the University of South Africa said although the RET group had been gagged by President Cyril Ramaphosa and the ANC national executive committee (NEC), and prohibited from operating out of Luthuli House, the group was unlikely to give up the fight because that could result in their demise. ALSO READ: ‘Me worry?’ – Magashule says he’s not stressed about ANC ultimatum...