Melanie Verwoerd | The ANC is in dire straits but what are our alternatives?

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The writer argues that our only real hope is if Cyril Ramaphosa and the ANC get rid of all the self-serving crooks in the party. Picture: Gallo Images/ Thapelo Maphakela
The writer argues that our only real hope is if Cyril Ramaphosa and the ANC get rid of all the self-serving crooks in the party. Picture: Gallo Images/ Thapelo Maphakela

Melanie Verwoerd writes that while the ANC is facing some hardships, it is hard to see an alternative with the current configuration of parties in the country.

Last week, I raised the possibility of a new economic model. It clearly struck a raw nerve. Many agreed with me, but others - possibly those who stand to lose a fraction of their millions – were outraged. I was even accused of being a communist and socialist. (Really? I thought we had buried the "rooi gevaar" rhetoric with apartheid.)

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