There is a sense that the glue that holds South Africa together is beginning to lose grip and plunged the country under a cloud of confusion.
This comes after former Director-General Sipho Pityana's speech at late Sports Minister Makhensani Stofile's funeral on Thursday. In his speeching he said the following about the governing African National Congress (ANC):
"Our movement is in crisis and is tried beyond question. If you doubted it look at what happened during local government elections... I am very disappointed that the president is not here because I prepared the speech in anticipation that he will be here"
In a 30-minute speech, Pityana said Stofile would have pleaded with President Jacob Zuma to resign. Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, former President Kgalema Motlanthe, ANC Secretary General Gwede Mantashe and Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula were among the dignitaries in attendance.
Adding his voice to this national conversation is retired Constitutional Court judge Zak Yacoob.
Listen to him below:
The good forces in our country, the good forces in the African National Congress are beginning to show their strength. They are beginning to get stronger.— Zak Yacoob, retired Constitutional Court judge