The ANC’s crass materialism corrodes political culture

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The flaunting of wealth at ANC conferences is vulgar considering the country’s issues with poverty and inequality. Picture: Felix Dlangamandla / Gallo Images
The flaunting of wealth at ANC conferences is vulgar considering the country’s issues with poverty and inequality. Picture: Felix Dlangamandla / Gallo Images

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It’s time party members started demanding and electing leaders of unquestionable character and stature to lead their organisations, argues Benzi Ka-Soko.

The bling-bling culture in our country’s political arena has reached an incredibly offensive level, with politicians and those who enjoy close proximity to political power being the torchbearers of this flamboyant lifestyle.

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