Mondli Makhanya | From force for good to sitcom

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South Africa has about two years left of this season of the sitcom and then its people will have to decide whether they want more entertainment or a government that governs. Photo: GCIS
South Africa has about two years left of this season of the sitcom and then its people will have to decide whether they want more entertainment or a government that governs. Photo: GCIS

MONDLI MAKHANYA

It is a rather sad day when a once-respected institution is reduced to a laughing stock in the face of the public.

That is precisely what has happened to the ANC, an organisation with a rich (but chequered) pedigree. The organisation that was once a force for good today finds itself in exactly that position. The populace’s general attitude towards the ANC may be a combination of anger, suspicion, distrust, cynicism and disappointment, but, in addition to all of these, the party has just become a symbol of ridicule.

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