Opinion

We will all back you Cyril, so stop dreaming and get tough on the political gangsters

30 June 2019 - 00:05 By IMRAAN BUCCUS

We are all aware of how close SA came to a political disaster from which recovery would have been impossible in the short term. If Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma had won the presidency of the ANC, we would have faced a future of collapsing institutions, mass middle-class emigration, escalating political repression, and an economic disaster that would, within a short space of time, have placed our economy in the hands of the International Monetary Fund.

The fact that this didn't happen is the most important political development of recent times. However, the camp in the ANC that wants to hold the line against political gangsterism seems to be regularly outplayed by secretary-general Ace Magashule, and is unable to deal decisively with the public protector and the EFF;
both actively acting in support of the corrupt, and against attempts to restore the integrity of the state...

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