ANC 2017 Elective Conference

Zuma went for everyone he considers an enemy - Justice Malala

Political commentator Justice Malala President Jacob Zuma's final address during the African National Congress (ANC) national conference, underlines a sense of paranoia that exists within the party.

Addressing delegates on Saturday, Zuma appealed to members to deal with internal matters using party structures and that they avoid the courts.

READ: Zuma scathing of judiciary, media and his detractors in final speech #ANC54

Malala says while Zuma was meant to reflect on the the progress and missteps that occurred during his tenure, he instead used it to settle old scores.

This speech was supposed to be in my view a reflection, Jacob Zuma basically went for everyone that he considers an enemy and settled scores in a way that I found very dangerous.

Justice Malala, political commentator

I found it very full of conspiracy, it was the same old Jacob Zuma, the victim.

Justice Malala, political commentator

Jacob Zuma seems to think that the judiciary and everyone else is acting at the behest of these global conspiratorial forces that are going to destroy him and South Africa, so the paranoia of the speech, the underlying idea is a very dangerous one

Justice Malala, political commentator

I think it underlines what we have seen under Jacob Zuma and the ANC, which is an increasingly insular paranoid party that doesn't know how to deal with protest, challenge and debate.

Justice Malala, political commentator

Click on the link below to hear Malala's full analysis....


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