Martin Williams
3 minute read
1 Dec 2021
6:00 am

Getting rid of the ANC is a herculean task

Martin Williams

Just as the mythological monster Hydra sprouted new heads whenever one was cut off, the ANC has multiple tricks.

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

Just as the mythological monster Hydra sprouted new heads whenever one was cut off, the ANC has multiple tricks. While Hydra had “poisonous breath and blood so virulent that even its scent was deadly”, the ANC is fuelled by toxic national democratic revolution (NDR) hot air. The ANC is not dead. In Johannesburg it has more councillors than any other party. In a new ANC document, From Regression to Resurgence: Preliminary Notes on the 2021 Local Government Elections, Kgosientsho Ramokgopa says the party won “on average 68% of the wards in the respective metros”. He says the ANC nationally, “has...