Tito Mboweni said factionalism within the ANC is nothing new, but is something that has been in existence since time immemorial and that it is a natural thing in politics.
"Factionalism and demagoguery are not new in politics. Why do you think Brutus, Casca and Cassius kill Julius Caesar? Why did Dingaan and his brother kill uShaka? It is in the nature of the beast," said Mboweni.
The ANC heavyweight, Mboweni's utterances comes after ANC comrade aligned to the Radical Economic Transformation has revealed that the next split of the ANC will be the RET.
If this ever happens, it means that this will be a second group to breakaway from the ruling party after Congress of the People which is alleged to be a splinter party formed by some ANC heavyweights.
The RET comrade claims that the breakaway of RET from ANC will ensure that majority of black people benefit through their policies.
"I foresee the next split of the ANC will be the RET. There will come a robust leader who will be popular amongst those who haven’t benefited a thing since 94. The only way everyone can benefit in this democratic system is through RET," they said.
Those aligned to president Cyril Ramaphosa's faction however seem not bothered by this issue of the RET allegedly planning to breakaway from ANC.
They said ANC will be a better movement if the RET comrades leave the party to form their own or join those already in existence.
"It will be excellent if the criminals, RET crowd leave and form their own party or join ATM. The ANC can then properly cleanse itself. South Africa will prosper without the criminal RET crowd in the ANC," said Cyril Ramaphosa's supporters.
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