SA's political future: a polarised country ahead of 2016 elections

The increasing racial tensions and tough economic conditions will affect how South Africans co-exist, with a need to pay special attention to the upcoming local government elections.

702 and Cape Talk's Stephen Grootes spoke to journalists Ranjeni Moonsamy and Mondli Makhanya about South Africa's political future.

Listen to the conversation below:

I don't think we're going to see a recall which is what some people had anticipated after the recall [Nhlanhla Nene reshuffle].

Ranjeni Moonsamy, The Daily Maverick associate editor

The Zuma who came out of the Mangaung Conference was very powerful, that power has been eroded...He is severely weakened.

Mondli Makhanya, City Press editor-at-large

At the moment the DA's messaging is all over the place, the leadership is struggling to put out the kind of line that will capture where South Africa is at the moment.

Ranjeni Moonsamy, The Daily Maverick associate editor

The polarisation that we are facing is very worrying. The anger and animosity in the air is so tangible and that's where we need the leadership of this country needs to halt this before it gets out of hand.

Mondli Makhanya, City Press editor-at-large

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