for subscribers

The ANC and its ‘ngoko’ mentality are a great betrayal of our people

Share your Subscriber Article
You have 5 articles to share every month. Send this story to a friend!
0:00
play article
Subscribers can listen to this article

VOICES

Frank Chikane writes in his seminal account of the days leading to the recall of former president Thabo Mbeki, after his election defeat at the Polokwane conference, how many comrades wanted the defeated Mbeki dislodged from power – ngoko! (now!).

In his encounter at the events as they unfolded Chikane notes “voices of reason … were drowned out by the angry voices of the night … in the end, the ‘ngoko’ chorus won the day”.

There’s more to this story
Subscribe to News24 and get access to our exclusive journalism and features today.
Subscribe
Already a subscriber? Sign in

E-Editions

Read the digital editions of City Press here.
Read now
Voting Booth
The EFF has sent a legal letter to President Cyril Ramaphosa’s office, demanding that the lockdown regulations be relaxed to allow political gatherings in compliance with all Covid-19 protocols. The party said that regulations prohibit political campaigning and activities in preparation for this year’s local government elections.
Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
Results
Like church members, political party members should gather
17% - 13 votes
I fear the third wave
45% - 35 votes
Hold off on the elections
38% - 30 votes
Vote