ANC 2017 Elective Conference

'Banned ANC delegates have shot themselves in the foot, got what they deserved'

Deputy Editor of Financial Mail, Sikonathi Mantshantsha says the banned ANC branches should experience 'how nice it is to watch from the sidelines' as other people are making decisions about their country.

He says this decision to ban some branches from voting will make things very interesting for Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma's camp because these are the people who have been pushing for her to become the next president of the ANC.

(Those delegates banned from voting) have just attained the status of the media, to be spectators...

Sikonathi Mantshantsha, Deputy editor at Financial Mail

The chickens have come home to roost. They have cooked all of this, it's now ready and served on them nice and cold. They manipulated all of these processes and they have failed... they are getting their just desserts - I have absolutely no sympathy.

Sikonathi Mantshantsha, Deputy editor at Financial Mail

Mantshantsha says what is happening to the provinces affected by the court rulings is of their own doing, saying they were warned but did not listen. He says they have shot themselves in both feet.

There is absolutely no leadership. For the past 10 years, we have been fumbling along and all Jacob Zuma has been trying to do is to secure their own space in the sun at the expense of their very own party and the Republic of South Africa, and now it has come to bite them very hard at the back.

Sikonathi Mantshantsha, Deputy editor at Financial Mail

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