NATASHA MARRIAN: ANC conferences a chance for Zumaites
Cyril Ramaphosa and his leadership will have to balance the unity of the party in an election year with political survival
The ANC is in a state of flux and how it navigates the turbulent waters in coming months will weigh heavily on its electoral fortunes. The same could be said for the main opposition parties, including the DA and EFF, but the challenges facing the governing party will have the largest and most direct effect on the electorate. The party is set to hold conferences in four provinces in coming months, and the losing faction from Nasrec is seeking to regain ground across the country ahead of the opening of the list process necessitated by 2019’s election. Renewing the ANC is not easy, if even still possible, particularly since much the same leaders were simply recycled and churned out into different positions of power. New, fresh leaders and members were needed to renew the party after Nasrec, but they did not materialise. The provinces are realigning and repositioning themselves for the next battle for party dominance. North West Premier Supra Mahumapelo may agree to resign in the wake o...