Leninism looms large over ANC’s self-destruction
With rising poverty and corruption and persistent inequality, the ANC is creating the conditions for a nasty revolution
Wreckers, spies, saboteurs, diversionists … the hunt is on within the ANC. The August 8 motion of no confidence marked the start of the purge. The ANC will root out MPs who voted against President Jacob Zuma — the comrades who forgot they are members of the party and not members of Parliament. On August 17, the ANC dismissed MP Makhosi Khoza from her position as the chairwoman of Parliament’s portfolio committee on public service and administration. The party’s structures in KwaZulu-Natal will continue to grind her out in a disciplinary process. The Hawks are circling around Pravin Gordhan again. This time, they are trying to drag Jabu Moleketi and Trevor Manuel into the fray. Jimmy Manyi must be pleased. In 2016, Manyi complained to the public protector against Manuel, Gordhan and Nhlanhla Nene over Eskom’s loss of R100bn. The matter had nothing to do with Eskom and everything to do with Manuel’s 2011 open letter, in which he called Manyi "a racist in the mould of HF Verwoerd". Doe...