Labour analyst Gavin Hartford says there is a growing tendency of intolerance within the democratic movement that is growing sharper.
Hartford reflected on his latest opinion piece, titled: Dare I say it: Our rainbow nation is imploding.
He says South Africa is in a critical state and that organs of state are dislocating.
"The state is being less and less effective on delivering the needs of the people on the ground", says Gavin Hartford. #TalkAtNine— 702 (@Radio702) May 14, 2017
"We don't have the right political leadership, and sadly we won't have it after December's conference either" - Gavin Hartford. #TalkAtNine— 702 (@Radio702) May 14, 2017
"When the factions are deeply embedded, the first place that democracy begins to die is internally, within the political party." #TalkAtNine— 702 (@Radio702) May 14, 2017
He reflected on government's failure to deliver on the social and economic promises made at the dawn of democracy and a growing distrust of the state.
Take a listen to Gavin Hartford share his strong thoughts with Karima Brown: