2016 Year in Review

2016 heralds the end of post-apartheid political era - Stephen Grootes

President Jacob Zuma and the ruling party, African National Congress, have found themselves battling new challenges in 2016 that no one predicted.

State capture allegations, Constitutional Court ruling that President broke his oath of office, a High Court decision that dropping Zuma's corruption charges in 2009 was irrational, #RememberKhwezi protests, and ANC losing control of three big metros, are among the challenges.

Political analyst and EWN reporter, Stephen Grootes says South Africa is now at the end of the post-apartheid political era.

If you look at demographics who votes for who, you see that. And that's beginning to break up, classes coming in. It was never going to end easy.

Stephen Grootes, EWN reporter

If this was properly accountable politics, where one party was afraid of losing elections, President Jacob Zuma would never have been a leader of that party.

Stephen Grootes, EWN reporter

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What impact will his departure have on South Africa and the ANC? Can we fix the damage — and how do we do that?

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The 783 corruption charges against Zuma have stood as a dark cloud over his term since being elected into leadership in 2009.

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The SACP says there needs to be intense introspection on the ethical conduct of the ANC after its declining municipal performance.

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