Chikane warns of divisions in ANC

2012-12-19 11:30

Johannesburg - Former presidency director general Frank Chikane has warned that the ANC may lose voters if it does not heal its divisions following the national conference in Mangaung, Business Day reported on Wednesday.

"You can come here and dance and win but actually the masses will judge you," Chikane told the paper in the run up to Tuesday's election.

He said the party had to move away from factionalism as it was costing the ANC good leaders and needed skills.

Mpumalanga premier and provincial chairperson David Mabuza told the paper that talks to create leadership consensus and unity started "too late".

"We thought we will discuss leadership after nominations, but the delayed conferences derailed us," Mabuza said.

He called on Zuma to bring the party together and tolerate contrary opinions.

"We will always have differences but that does not mean we must part ways," Mabuza said.


  • warren.rodel - 2012-12-19 11:41

    This is so exciting because it is happening as we speak! Chair throwing on a massive scale! Wow!

      scouter.fourone - 2012-12-19 11:58

      BBC4 Reported this morning that SA is effectively now a 'One Party State' and 'not unlike Zimbabwe in many respects'........

      ntebu.mthi - 2012-12-19 12:28

      Forget chairs. Now its assassinations and shootings. It's like watching a Mafia movie

      sani.ghana.3 - 2012-12-19 14:24

      I will stay here with the da, i can not give my vote to these anc criminals we had many lessons from their lies

      johan.jacobs.5680 - 2012-12-19 14:57

      Just wash his feet.

  • moses.m.masilela - 2012-12-19 11:42

    All will be well if Zuma voluntarily steps down. If not the youth will vote for DA

      dewaldmontgomery - 2012-12-19 12:19

      The youth will vote for the DA. Because the DA is pro (1) youth wage, so businesses like mine can recruit, skill and pay young black people (2) business, so it can generate tax revenues for government (3) entrepreneurship, so people can become independent and become job creators themselves.

  • andrew.khokho.9 - 2012-12-19 11:45

    Let's hope wht delegates decided won't bring any divisions like da Rev is saying. At da same time I condemn those who claim 2 b true leaders wit morals

  • Brad - 2012-12-19 11:46

    Yesterday was the best possible result for the DA. The candidate with perceived integrity going up against the corrupt incumbent and losing. DA to hit 30% in 2014. ANC down to 57%.

      dewaldmontgomery - 2012-12-19 12:21

      And they'll take Gauteng due to e-tolls. So the ANC will lose the economic hub of our country, and millions of hardcore ANC loyalists will experience DA governance of the province first hand, because the DA will call the shots, and the ANC municipalities will simply have to spark.

  • musa.kamashobane - 2012-12-19 11:52

    Frank, Frank, Frank,have you just woken up now to realise all this razzmatazz with the ruling party? This was good for Gwede and Zuma and it worked for them now that they got elected. These court cases and butchering if innocent souls do they care about it? Give yourself a break. If I were I would stay away from Zuma leadership because you will also be tainted with the corrupt clique. Take hid of what Tutu said to Trevor

      konnde.bobby - 2012-12-19 11:57

      can you please explain what did Zuma do wrong as president of both ANC and of the country, it seems no one really knows, I doubt if you can

      gerald.parker.3956 - 2012-12-19 12:11

      Konnde PLEASE tell me what Zooma has done for the country. what has he done wrong plenty here are some of the things, stolen moey from us to build Nkandla Kya, taken bribes from Schaik,forced the over 700 charges against him to be dropped. now you tell me what he has done for RSA

      kndobe - 2012-12-19 12:33

      @Konnde, under his leadership the country has no hope and no direction, the morale is down, corruption has increased, the education system is in crumbs, the economic growth is low, the public protector has become popular like a hollywood star, there will be uneccessary amendments to the constitution undermining the integrity of those who put it into place, the secrecy bill, and many more. let us not be blind comrade as much as we like the man he is not fit to run any state and we will pay the price you watch.

      jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2012-12-19 12:47

      Konnde,bobby. If you don't know by now, you never will.

  • augusto.lugoboni - 2012-12-19 11:52

    Let's hope that the referred to masses, have the intelligence to think for themselves without being brainwashed with lies and deceit once again.

  • warren.rodel - 2012-12-19 11:52

    Just as the ANC Boat, glug, glug, glug...

      jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2012-12-19 12:49

      Lungile.ndyibithi. Yes Frank speaks the truth and were did that get him?. The lucrative ANC kitchen closed its doors for Frank a long time ago.

  • lungile.ndyibithi - 2012-12-19 11:53

    Straight talk, I always liked this guy whoever recruited him to polotics did a good job.

  • timothy.mbele.3 - 2012-12-19 11:54

    If we want leaders with vision we must be voters with vision as well. The ANC thinks they can put anyone forward and we will vote for them. This time my vote is going to a better candidate.

      tersia.louw.12 - 2012-12-20 09:47

      The ANC thinks they can put anyone forward and we'll vote for them because the electorate has demonstrated that; they've effectively taught the ANC that they can do whatever they want, break whatever laws and still be voted for. Why should they change?

  • sthembiso.jali.50 - 2012-12-19 11:56

    What division ? These are the true colours of democracy, some wins

      dewaldmontgomery - 2012-12-19 12:23

      The true colours of democracy includes all the colours of our flag, not only three. So no, this isn't the true colours of democracy. It's the true colours of ineptocracy. But I do have hope now that Cyril is in second in command. Because that has safeguarded us against horrible economic policies for the last five years of ANC rule.

  • lourainet - 2012-12-19 12:00

    If one decide to vote da not anc then that shud be respected as we talk abt democracy,, nver tag or call fellow black voting against anc cus might share color or street bt our vision totally differ, I would like to c anc being challenged fr power n bliv me corruption will go down,, thy so feel untouchable now n change is needed but fairly not wth bombs

  • Anthony C. Onwudiegwu - 2012-12-19 12:00

    The effect of acing too much emphasy on pleasing those we think know more than us. They demand for rights they had deprived us, we gice and they sre using it against us, justice they know nothing about and now they want us our totally. what i think ANC need is peoples' reorientation not so much of the party and its leaders.

  • walter.corbett.54 - 2012-12-19 12:04

    This would have been the prefered 30sec cartoon..

  • daniel.motlhatlhedi - 2012-12-19 12:06

    Your not a happy priest

  • ???? - 2012-12-19 12:06

    Without singling out people, the differences cousing the divisions are those that really aren't entirely practical. Mimicking the failed state of Zim. Turning a fundamentally communistic party to be capital. Zuma is clearly staying... How does the country as a collective move forward? Together? unity breeds strength and possible success. Divided? no chance of near success at all.

  • tumi.sethole.1 - 2012-12-19 12:10

    ANC will always have divisions, there are too many members with different opinions(ZANU PF-MDC) (ANC-COPE---SANC-soon 2 be formed), in democracy thats normal. the only way to understand this concept is through tolerance of political opinion, but ANC cant manage that area,only breakaway parties will open their eyes so we have to live with that forever

      eric.pookgwadi - 2012-12-19 12:17

      i like the words the masses will judge you

  • Papiki Hlahane - 2012-12-19 12:22

    nobody cares!!

  • firmsly.kabelo - 2012-12-19 12:26

    Reverend ANC is divided because of corruption,fighting for resources and tenders and leaders who are more concerned about self-enrichment.

  • hezekiel.lefopane - 2012-12-19 12:29

    DA24 is trying its best to tarnish ANC s image and we ll keep voting for ANC. Who else warns of division.. Its not new to ANC, ask UDM n Cope...people r free to leave ANC...DA24 can we hv news about DA and other political parties..

      warren.rodel - 2012-12-19 12:50

      Brain washed?

      heinrich.etsebeth - 2012-12-19 13:57

      They report on the ANC because they cause a scandal every minute of every day and every other time they open their mouths or put a pen to a piece of paper

      nic.nomicos.3 - 2012-12-19 14:26

      @Warren...Limpopo graduate....

      warren.rodel - 2012-12-19 14:44

      @nic - KZN actually

  • mlimiliba.siqendu - 2012-12-19 12:40

    What kind of advice do you expect from people who jumped the ship? Even if it's advice, do you think that it will be that good to help steer the ship out of the troubled waters? People here seem to be crying wolf in jest not knowing that when that wolf comes by no one will take them seriously. Most critics of yesterday's going ons in Mangaung are people who are standing in the shadows with one or the other aspiration. Mostly they are not that into the ANC but surprisingly they talk a lot of what ought to have been done by the ANC. Outsiders seem to arrogate themselves the authority to comment that much about the ANC.

  • jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2012-12-19 12:45

    Frank, you should know your words will fall on deaf ears.

  • bella.marx.5 - 2012-12-19 12:45

    Mr Chikane, You are such a clever man. True words coming from your mouth. We are now witnessing people that is running away from the ANC! People dont want to be associated with the ANC anymore.....! I wonder why?

  • ditsepu.sisengrudolph - 2012-12-19 12:53

    Shut up, chikane!u should have adviced Thabo mbeki not 2stand 4da 3rd term n the divisions wldnt exist,u nd mbeki divided da anc n now u blame it on who?

      tersia.louw.12 - 2012-12-20 09:54

      Broken keyboard meets ANC education...

  • terrence.schwartz.1 - 2012-12-19 12:57

    Frank Chikane - you have had your moment of glory, now fade away into the night.

  • peter.wells.9469 - 2012-12-19 13:03

    The ANC must realise it is no lonher a revolutionary movement but a government. Problem is they lack the ability to govern. Their zenith has passed

  • andrew.khokho.9 - 2012-12-19 13:15

    Good people wake up

  • abdul.cassiem.9 - 2012-12-19 13:25

    Come 2014 we the people will show how divided the ANC really is. Viva democracy viva!!!

  • bobby.vonduring - 2012-12-19 13:51

    Frank, go and do what you supposed to .... preach brother You are not a Tutu and have nevwer been acceprted in the ANC cadre's as a leader, sour grapes !!

  • nic.nomicos.3 - 2012-12-19 14:23

    Oh boy.....

  • mandla.ngubane - 2012-12-19 16:05

    Unity is a must 4 de sake of our beloved country

  • corneliusz1 - 2012-12-19 16:26

    we all know that you are anti Zuma,therefore it is better if not best to keep quiet Mr Chikane.

      Mbavhalelo - 2012-12-19 16:37

      We all know that the majority of u fellows dont understand that politics in democracy should accept that ppl will have different views frm urs and it is never a problem 2 prefer someone different frm JZ. Ur problem is tribalism and lack of political knowledge

      tersia.louw.12 - 2012-12-20 09:57

      Do you get that freedom of expression is allowed in a democracy, corneliusz1? People other than you may express opinions other than the ones you hold. Get it?

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