It’s easy to be nostalgic about the ANC’s past and its leaders of yore. Walter Sisulu, Andrew Mlangeni, Ahmed Kathrada and so many others represented an organisation that was grounded in honesty, service to the people and integrity. They were leaders whose commitment to SA was unquestionable.

Yet, every day now, you look at the same ANC and you wonder how it could have come so low so quickly. It is now an ANC that lacks a backbone and whose leadership has sold its soul to the highest bidder. We are reminded of this fact daily. Yet we forget it just as regularly. When will we learn?..

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