Mbeki, Zuma must go

2008-06-26 00:00

The cartoonist Brandon could not have drawn the nation’s collective despair more accurately when he likened South Africa to an aeroplane in flames, nose-diving out of control, ever downwards to the envitable deadly crash.

The ANC’s hold on its members is also breaking fast. In provinces, branches and affiliate structures of the ANC ordinary differences have now turned into violent conflict. This is nothing but a national emergency, which calls for extraordinary steps. Parliament must be dissolved. Next year’s general election must be brought forward to give the government a new mandate. Mbeki must step down as president immediately. The ANC must call a special national conference to make a leadership decision rather than wait for provincial conferences to be completed by spring or for a list of conferences thereafter.

24.com 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.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.