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OPINION: The ANC NEC Must be Forced to do Self Cleansing

The former glorious movement is facing an existential crisis. One NEC member told the meeting that 

The NEC is a liability on the ANC and country, it failed to provide strategic leadership on the pandemic, the ANC failed on the economy, infrastructure roll-out and investor confidence to pretend that the party is fighting corruption simply by suspending the SG is hypocrisy. The arrest of small people like Vincent Smith doesn't cut it either. Much more needs to be done by the ANC to root out corruption from it's ranks 

This NEC has failed and the best option is to ask provinces for a vote for a special conference. The NEC must be forced to do self-cleansing and not the conference. The special conference from a strategy point of view might as well return Zuma. Self-cleansing then the conference

The fact of the matter is that the ANC is divided and NEC mass resignations or a conference is not going to fix that. The ANC needs to cleanse itself of corruption and this will take time, as those fingered mount resistance and fight back campaigns


There are signs that the anti corruption effort is gathering momentum. Those on government should be made to implement policies and made to account. No new policies are required and everyone knows what needs to be done, we have been talking about it and nauseam


But we all know that corruption is culture, It will remain the main method of accumulation even if all the NEC resigned tomorrow. The solution should come from civil society. The cultural revolution must come from the moral renewal of society from below 

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