ANC has lost its moral compass – Zille

2012-04-21 12:50

The ANC has lost its “moral compass” and has become a party of warring factions, Democratic Alliance leader Helen Zille said.

“We have witnessed the continuing collapse of the ANC’s ability to lead, govern and serve,” she said today at the party’s North West congress in Potchefstroom.

“A political movement with such a proud history of fighting injustice, has lost its moral compass,” said Zille.

The human rights fought for by the likes of former president Nelson Mandela and Walter Sisulu were now “a distant memory under the ANC of Jacob Zuma.”

“Now, the ANC is a collection of warring factions, all desperate to entrench their personal power, abusing the name of the people, using the state as a vehicle for patronage to reward those who keep them in power,” she said.

The party believed the victims of this were mostly poor South Africans.

“The truth is corrupt leaders make poor people poorer,” said Zille.

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