Picture: GALLO IMAGES/ CITY PRESS/ LEON SADIKI
Picture: GALLO IMAGES/ CITY PRESS/ LEON SADIKI

The unity call by various ANC presidential candidates sounds plausible and well meaning ideologically, but for an organisation that has been gripped by corruption, division, infighting and state capture, what does unity mean?

Does it mean creating a space where the corrupt and not corrupt co-exist? Where the captured and not captured swim together in a sea of state resources?

Does it mean the corrupt networks that have been formed to plunder state coffers continue to thrive, as the perpetrators remain within the nexus of the ANC political machinery?

SA does not need unity at all costs, it does not need a unity that will continue the status quo. It does not need a unity that will not deal with those who rob the country of its wealth and stunt its growth by stealing state funds.

It needs unity in dealing with corruption, dealing with criminals, creating a just and fair society and creating a sustainable and thriving society for its people. The unity the ANC proposes is not a unity we need.

Thapelo MpaiVia e-mail

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