The misuse of state resources, economic mismanagement, spies on the take, bankrupt state-owned enterprises, Carl Niehaus back in the mix ... dear Lord, I can’t keep up. We are punch-drunk from the revelations in the Gupta e-mails. Far lesser scandals have collapsed governments. And now parts of the ANC are seeking to do to President Jacob Zuma what he did to Thabo Mbeki — the fabled realignment of the party. Hopefully, the Mbeki solution is a response to the current administration’s penchant for self-enrichment and general bungling. The social grants debacle is more than sufficient reason to launch the recall. If Zuma is unwilling to fire Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini, the ANC should put someone in the Union Buildings who will. Threatening the economic welfare of 17-million South Africans to benefit Serge Belamant endangered the security of the republic. There is a slight problem with the narrative that the realignment is a noble attempt to set right the current ills...

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