The history books will one day teach that Tuesday's events in Parliament could have brought about a crucial turning point in the tragic deterioration of South Africa and put it back on the road to a capable state where the rule of law is supreme writes News24 columnist and author Max du Preez.
Du Preez says National Speaker of Parliament, Baleka Mbete's decision to hold a secret vote in the motion of no confidence against President Jacob Zuma caught him by surprise. He adds that not knowing the outcome of the vote and what is likely to happen after the vote is exciting.
I think the ANC seems to be worried.— Max du Preez, News24 columnist and author
He explains this is evident in how members of the African National Congress (ANC) have not defended the President instead alluding to keeping the organisation in tact.
This is an historic moment, this is a unique moment to toss the President out, says du Preez.
Ten, twenty years from now analysts will look back and be surprised at how a country with so much going for it had allowed one man, his enablers and his blessers to steal its future.— Max du Preez, News24 columnist and author
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