It was Reverend Makhenkesi Stofile’s tears in his “last days” over the crisis facing the African National Congress (ANC) that prompted Sipho Pityana’s scathing comments about the organisation and its leader‚ Jacob Zuma.Pityana‚ a former foreign affairs director-general‚ had asked the more than 10 000 mourners to use Stofile’s funeral on Thursday as a turning point in ridding the ANC of all bad tendencies such as corruption and nepotism‚ so that the ruling party could return to its former glory.He also said that‚ if the president had been there‚ he would have pleaded with him to resign.Zuma had been scheduled to deliver the eulogy‚ but handed those duties to his deputy‚ Cyril Ramaphosa‚ and on Thursday left for Kenya for a conference.“I was a very quiet cadre for many years‚” Pityana told talk radio station 702’s John Robbie on Friday morning‚ before adding that he could no longer hold his silence as he was “pained by what we are going through” as a party and a country.Pityana said h...

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