'It's going to be difficult to reconcile president and ANC interests'- analyst

Political analyst Aubrey Matshiqi says the African National Congress (ANC) has two things that are not reconcilable.

The ANC National Executive Committee (NEC) is meeting for the first after the local government elections, which saw the parties losing majority in three metros.

It's going to be very difficult to reconcile on one hand the interest of the president, particularly the imperative for his political survival and on the other, the imperative for the ANC to renew itself.

Aubrey Matshiqi, political analyst

Matshiqi says he suspects those who support the president will ask the ANC to take collective responsibility for what happened during the elections, and avoid a resolution by the NEC which blames the president.

While they fear that by calling on the party to recall the president in order to arrest the damage that may be caused in future, they must also fear the possibility that by not recalling him, they may end up suffering what they are trying to avoid now.

Aubrey Matshiqi, political analyst

He says the image crisis of the president might do even more damage to the electoral interest of the ANC in 2019 national government elections.

Listen to the full interview below...

Read More
Researcher unpacks how South Africa's history attributes to sexual violence

Researcher unpacks how South Africa's history attributes to sexual violence

Lisa Vetten, researcher in the gender violence explains what distinguishes SA's domestic violence pandemic from its counterparts

Scarcity of pilot opportunities inspires  'Hire a pilot' campaign

Scarcity of pilot opportunities inspires 'Hire a pilot' campaign

Hire a pilot campaign is an appeal to the aviation industry for more developmental programmes

Fake numbers, addresses for Chief Justice break-in suspects exposed

Fake numbers, addresses for Chief Justice break-in suspects exposed

Fifteen computers were stolen containing info about the Chief Justice, Judges and courts.

Zambia's exquisite waterfalls and game parks untapped, says Nikiwe Bikitsha

Zambia's exquisite waterfalls and game parks untapped, says Nikiwe Bikitsha

Nikiwe Bikitsha hits the last stretch of her Continental travels and shares what Zambia has to offer, aside from the Vic Falls.

Lardiere Fine Foods seals the deal with hand-made room service treats

Lardiere Fine Foods seals the deal with hand-made room service treats

Lardiere Fine Foods caters to the hospitality industry to bring guests the sweetest experience and stay.

Competition Commission raids fresh produce agents accused of price fixing

Competition Commission raids fresh produce agents accused of price fixing

The Competition Commission is investigating price fixing allegations after raids on fresh produce market agents in JHB and PTA.

Popular articles
Meet Zibusiso Mkhwanazi; CEO of “Digital at the core marketing agency” AVATAR

Meet Zibusiso Mkhwanazi; CEO of “Digital at the core marketing agency” AVATAR

Mkhwanazi – son of an entrepreneur – founded a web design firm (Csonke.com) with R2000 when he was 17 and still in school.

Earn peanuts? How to best invest very small amounts...

Earn peanuts? How to best invest very small amounts...

Got a spare R200 or R300 a month? Here’s how to make that money work hard and grow…

It's not the end of the road... Top tips to improve your matric

It's not the end of the road... Top tips to improve your matric

"Recognise that it’s not the end, it’s the beginning." Expert advise for school-leavers who want to improve their results.

NSFAS to reopen 2017 applications

NSFAS to reopen 2017 applications

National Student Financial Aid Scheme says it will reopen 2017 loan applications after receiving requests for deadline extension.

Right now, these are the best shares to buy on the JSE (according to Adviceworx)

Right now, these are the best shares to buy on the JSE (according to Adviceworx)

Bruce Whitfield interviews a Portfolio Manager about what she believes are the hottest stocks right now.

3 easy questions could bag you R2000!

3 easy questions could bag you R2000!

WIN R2000! But only if you can prove you're a whiz of the MTN Biz Quiz by answering the following three questions...

Blesserfinder: Matching you with a sugar daddy near you

Blesserfinder: Matching you with a sugar daddy near you

Is social trend Blesserfinder, where girls are allegedly matching up with rich 'benefactors' in exchange for sex, a real thing?