PRESIDENT UNDER FIRE
NATASHA MARRIAN: Now even the clergy are bashing Zuma
The fear of a split continues to loom large over the ANC, which seems likely to remain paralysed in the grip of Zuma’s leadership
The ANC was born in a church and the church formed an integral part of its fight against apartheid. On Thursday, the country’s churches told the nation the ANC-led government had lost moral legitimacy. It was a devastating blow — another voice in society the ANC claims to lead rejecting the government. The latest development came a week before yet another ANC national executive committee meeting in which the party will have an opportunity to discuss President Jacob Zuma’s fate. The ground continues to swell beneath Zuma’s feet — his opponents are becoming more vocal and his allies more aggressive. His government is in open conflict with the party — the ANC’s rejection of Brian Molefe’s reappointment to Eskom was a stark reminder that Luthuli House as the centre has dissipated.Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown has been asked to rescind the appointment but she has not done so. Last week’s 11th-hour provincial cabinet reshuffle by Northern Cape premier Sylvia Lucas to sway the ou...