Zuma trying to rescue his legacy by pushing for radical transformation- analyst

African National Congress (ANC) kicked-off its national executive committee Lekgotla where various issues around President Jacob Zuma's January 8th statement were discussed.

The party also said Lekgotla also tried to find ways of growing the economy to overcome some of the challenges facing the country.

Political analysts, Ebrahim Fakir and Thapelo Tselapedi preview ANC's upcoming policy conference and reports that Zuma will push for radical economic transformation.

Fakir says this is part of Zuma's plan to rescue his legacy.

He notes that unemployment has increased and economy has not been performing well under Zuma's leadership.

It's an attempt to clawback something from ANC. And this clawback is not real clawback, it's a response to the pressure being felt by the two extremities, the DA on the right, and EFF on the left. And clearly they have opted to respond to the EFF.

Ebrahim Fakir, political analyst

I'm not disputing there is a need for radical transformation, the question is whether you can have radial change in an era of low trust.

Ebrahim Fakir, political analyst

The reality is the motive is fundamental. If you think about the governance under the President's watch over the past nine years, it's clearly not about the coincidence of history and reviling it, it's about serving a particular interest.

Ebrahim Fakir, political analyst

Tselapedi says radical economic transformation has always been ANC's priority since the second transition in Mangaung.

He says it is important to note historical context when talking about factions in the ANC today.

The project starting from Polokwane has been compromised, and certainly what has come to the play has been personal differences which has created these factional battles around resources of the state.

Thapelo Tselapedi, political analyst

There has been a capturing of ANC NEC. There must be that recognition. When we talk about radical economic transformation, different factions are talking about on different terms.

Thapelo Tselapedi, political analyst

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