Kgalema Motlanthe: exit of a gentle giant

2012-12-20 00:00

AFTER Kgalema Motlanthe was defeated by President Jacob Zuma in a much-anticipated battle for the leadership of the ANC, he declined to serve in the party’s national executive committee, laying the basis for a withdrawal from active politics. But with the ANC losing Motlanthe, South Africa lost a hero it never had.

But resigning immediately would cause a hullabaloo that is out of character with Motlanthe’s nature. He would not want to distract from conference proceedings by attempting to step down immediately. If he were to relinquish all his positions, he would also need to resign from Parliament, which is now in recess. publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

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