Eric Naki
Political Editor
2 minute read
3 May 2022
5:05 am

ANC’s liberation nostalgia is all it has going for it, but it’s wearing thin

Eric Naki

According to a political analyst, the ANC creates an impression it is the only party 'qualified to lead'

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

The ANC may be a shadow of its former self, with almost all its key structures under “administration” – but it won’t ditch its liberation movement tag because it’s the only thing that still gives it votes and the image as the one that must lead South Africa. This is according to political analyst Dr Ntsikelelo Breakfast, from Nelson Mandela University’s department of history and political studies, who said by calling itself a liberation movement, the ANC aimed to gain the upper hand in relation to other political parties and “create the impression it was the only one qualified to...