A week ago, this newspaper published the clearest expression yet of why such dread exists for the future of ANC governance. The opinion piece was authored by ANC national executive committee member and Minister of Environmental Affairs Edna Molewa. Molewa was exposed recently as yet another high-profile member of the ANC who has no control over her private life. But the article wasn’t about that, or, for that matter, rhino poaching. It was essentially a reply to a statement made by Richemont chairman Johann Rupert, in which he described the mythical "radical economic transformation" as code for "theft". Molewa continues a trend Communications Minister Faith Muthambi appeared to start when she composed a howling whopper on the subject of radical economic transformation that was published by the Daily Maverick. Then came another ideological fatberg, also in the Daily Maverick, this time from Police Minister Fikile Mbalula. Former finance minister Trevor Manuel responded, which I wish ...

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