Political assassinations: how the ANC is killing its own
AFRICAN National Congress (ANC) politics has become fused with violence and death. Our very own Game of Thrones. And, at the heart of the bloodshed, are political assassinations.They have always been a feature of our frontier state but over the past five years they have increased, as the fundamental schism that has fractured every element of public life since the ANC’s 2007 elective conference in Polokwane, manifests as division and discontent.If that rupture is not closed, if murder continues to become the ultimate political solution, soon enough a senior member of the executive will be killed. And then any pretence the ANC is a proper democratic party will have given way completely to the destructive and demagogic influence permeating through it.This weekend the Sunday Times reported police were investigating a plot to murder parliamentary ethics committee chairman Ben Turok and the registrar of members’ interests, Fazela Mohamed, both part of the committee investigating former co...
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