Opinion: The political symphony playing out in SA is reaching a crescendo

Stephen Grootes says the political landscape in South Africa is becoming increasingly intense and Monday's headlines were enough to prove this.

The resignation of National Treasury's head of budget Michael Sachs and the release of the Fees Commission report were only some of the big stories of the day.

You get the feeling that the political symphony that is playing out in South Africa is beginning to reach a crescendo.

Stephen Grootes, 702 anchor

It was incredible, news about the report on higher education, Eskom was about to go bust, Michael Sachs had resigned and that was just the one o'clock bulletin, President Jacob Zuma... he did the usual denials

Stephen Grootes, 702 anchor

Then at the same time reports about the ANC's NEC meeting, the big takeaway is that it looks like David Mabuza, the man who could decide who our next president is, that he went against the Zuma faction yesterday. Meanwhile there are all these claims that maybe the ANC conference won't happen.

Stephen Grootes, 702 anchor

Grootes says South Africa is living through a difficult time.

We don't know what is going to happen but I think sometimes we forget that we are all in this together. We have to talk and learn and compromise.

Stephen Grootes, 702 anchor

We as South Africans, we are all sailing in exactly the same ship and now need to decide which direction we want to sail in.

Stephen Grootes, 702 anchor

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