The ANC in Limpopo has gone through a painful period charecterised by factionalism and disregard for party protocols which saw comrades turn against one another. Matters came to head when the province literally passed a motion of no confidence against President Jacob Zuma and declared undying love for a renegade since expelled from the organisation for ill-discipline.
The 53rd ANC national conference held in December in Mangaung extinguished the fires of anarchy and factionalism which were threatening to reduce the organisation in the province to ashes. A measure of sanity returned to the province many know as the Great North.
In an expected move, the ANC national leadership made a focused intervention in the province to get to the root of its problems and weed them out. Consequent to the intervention, the provincial leadership was relieved of the burden of leadership of the party to pave the way for an interim leadership to lead the renewal and healing process.
The dissolution of the Limpopo ANC received a mixed reaction - some expressed disappointment with a tinge of bitterness at the turn of events. For many Christmas had come early.
At the time of publishing this piece the province was preparing itself for a general council to unveil the wayforward and the interim leadership. The interim leadership as shall be announced on Sunday has nine months to renew and heal the province - no small task by any definition.
The success of this complex mission requires of all in the province to look beyond their narrow interests, or bouts of bitterness, and focus their all in restoring Limpopo to its moment of greatness.
Limpopo can once more reign supreme as the foundation phase of national discourse and being true torchbearer of the agenda set by our forebears in Mangaung, 1912.
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