William Saunderson Meyer
5 minute read
16 Apr 2022
7:00 am

KZN disaster proves the ANC is a worse plague than floods, fires or locusts

William Saunderson Meyer

KZN has been on its knees for some time before the past week's disaster and it ain’t getting up any time soon.

Residents collect clean water from a broken pipe sticking out from a collapsed embankment on the side of a road in Amaoti, north of Durban, on April 14, 2022. Picture: Jacques Nelles

KwaZulu-Natal has declared a provincial state of disaster to try to cope with the devastating floods of the past week. But in KZN’s case, they might as well make it permanent. This is a province that has been on its knees for some time and it ain’t getting up any time soon. After all, KZN hasn’t even staunched the bloodied nose it suffered nine months ago. That’s when one wing of the ANC — the Radical Economic Transformation followers of former president Jacob Zuma — tried to bury the other — the so-called reformists led by President Cyril Ramaphosa. KZN...