ANTHONY BUTLER: Why we should pay attention to Sisulu’s ambitions
Though her chances of becoming ANC president are slim, the terrain she has chosen to fight on is significant
Lindiwe Sisulu’s supposed presidential leadership bid should be taken seriously, not because she might win — she won’t — but because of the terrain on which she has chosen to fight.
It is a tall order to evict an incumbent president after a single term in office. This requires a nationwide coalition and huge financial and political resources. There are not many countries in the world in which a minister of tourism can launch a campaign for the highest office in the land...