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ANC a 'complete mess': Wikileaks

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    Askari Kanzu JF-Expert Member

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    ANC a 'complete mess': Wikileaks

    Feb 20, 2011 12:23 PM | By Sapa
    The ANC is a "complete mess" and its young cadres have no interest in history, but simply want access to jobs and personal enrichment, according to United States embassy cable.

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    [​IMG] The younger cadres have no interest in the history of the ANC. They want access to jobs and personal enrichment [​IMG]
    According to the cable, the ANC's Gauteng spokesman Dumisa Ntuli told a US diplomat that crippling divisions were plaguing the ruling party, the City Press newspaper reported on Sunday. The newspaper obtained the cable through the whistleblower website Wikileaks..

    Ntuli, who has denied discussing internal ANC issues with the US embassy, did not mince his words about the party, according to the cable, which is dated October 29, 2009.

    He reportedly said the party was deeply divided not only between supporters of Zuma and former president Thabo Mbeki, but "along multiple other lines", City Press reported.

    "There are die-hard Zuma supporters, the pro-labour people, the Communists, the pro-Mbeki people and no one speaks for the same things," Ntuli is quoted as saying in the cable.

    "Party leaders are seeking ways to restructure and unify the party so that younger members understand the history and values of the ANC." However, according to Ntuli these efforts are not going well and will only lead to failure.

    "He said: 'The younger cadres have no interest in the history of the ANC. They want access to jobs and personal enrichment.'

    "Worse than the lack of interest in history, [Ntuli] claimed, is that they will not listen to, or respect senior officials."

    Ntuli apparently told the diplomat party members were "mostly focused on jockeying for positions to be decided upon at the 2012 national congress".
    He said: "The party isn't even focused on the 2011 elections."

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    niweze JF-Expert Member

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    This is amazing how leading political parties in Africa are becoming enemies of the people. The history of ANC is so powerful and to be in this position right now it's unbelievable. The crisis in S. Africa it's really mirror the major problems in raising African leaders. If S. Africa politics fail thats means Africans we are really in trouble.
     
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    I hope ANC will be able to find a fix of this mess. Otherwise, South Africa will prove to the world that it is part of Africa where majority of leaders in the long run tend to distance themseves from their people.
     
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    Unfortunately, all political prognosis point to this grim reality!
     
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