On March 12 President Jacob Zuma showed his comrades on the national executive committee of the ANC the finger - and they did nothing about it. Their lack of action then and in the past 10 years of his many transgressions has come back to bite them as Zuma and his faction of the party run amok and destroy their 105-year-old organisation.In the weeks before Sunday, March 12, ANC secretary-general Gwede Mantashe had repeatedly warned provincial executive committee member and former ANC Youth League deputy leader Andile Lungisa that the party's rules explicitly prohibited leaders serving in the provincial executive committees of the party from contesting positions in lower structures. Despite these warnings, verbally and in writing, Lungisa stood for and won the ANC's Nelson Mandela Bay region's chairmanship. He broke his party's own rules. Zuma, the custodian of the ANC's constitution, knew the rule very well. He was present when it was adopted in Mangaung in December 2012. Yet, on th...

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