Mathekga: No hope for unity after ANC elective conference (that's if it happens)

There is no golden age to come after ANC's December elective conference, says political analyst Ralph Mathekga.

Read: If you asked Kgalema Motlanthe who he'd vote for, he'd say the ANC

Mathekga says the party is deeply divided, beyond a mere personality contest.

He believes that the tensions that exist within the ANC will most likely continue beyond December.

We cannot press a reset in December, that opportunity is no longer there.

Ralph Mathekga, political analyst

They are no longer petty divisions that you can reduce to personalities.

Ralph Mathekga, political analyst

The reality is that whoever is going to win this elective conference is going to have to confront those who will have lost.

Ralph Mathekga, political analyst

I don't think there is an opportunity for outright unity within the ANC.

Ralph Mathekga, political analyst

Read: ANC Harry Gwala regional elective conference postponed for second time

He says many ANC members are using the judiciary to resolve issues, and members may challenge the elective conference in court.

Chances are they might interdict the conference.

Ralph Mathekga, political analyst

He spoke about the struggle for unity in the ANC, differences over policy decisions and the conflict resolution within the party.

Take a listen to the analysis:


This article first appeared on CapeTalk : Mathekga: No hope for unity after ANC elective conference (that's if it happens)


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