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Post-ANC 54th national conference

13 January 2018, 18:30

During the race for ANC presidency there were two camps, famously known as NDZ-camp and CR17.  As with any competition there will be competitors and their supporters. What will competition be without drama, enertainment and sensationalism, so it was expected that competitors and their supporters would make controversial statements about their Competition for effect.

The competitors and their supporters always knew in the end they'll have to work together no matter what the outcome of the competition. I liken it to a school sport's day, its one school different teams, one goal, and a winning line. In my time schools used to divide teams into blue, green, red and yellow colours.

It so happened that your classmates and friends were in the other team and there you were  screaming in support, "go joline go" ,as joline sprint over the winning line ahead of your  classmate&friend". Why, because in that moment joline was your comrade&the goal (award) was  to be the best team& the team with the most gold medals win the award. Your classmates did the same for their team. After the games, comrades go their separate ways while friends celebrated  individual achievements together.

The following Monday at Assembly its no more blue v red, green, yellow, but one school celebrating each individual achiever as the team who will go and represent the whole school in the province. The same competitors who competed as blue v green, red or yellow now trained as one Team, and nobody even thought of reminding the other of the things they said or did when they were a competitor in team blue,red,green, or yellow. And we were kids, but we had enough sense to know the rules of competition. 

It is rather immature and divisive of people to now judge former NDZ-camp supporters for competitive statements they made as competitors, and criticise them for statements of unity and cooperation as one Team, post-race. United we stand, divided we fall. 

Comrades, refrain from pettiness, Masibambisane!

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