Ralph Mathekga | #ZumaUnrest: The cost of the ANC's internal battles

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Supporters of former president Jacob Zuma in KwaZulu-Natal and parts of Johannesburg have taken to the streets in sporadic unrest.
Supporters of former president Jacob Zuma in KwaZulu-Natal and parts of Johannesburg have taken to the streets in sporadic unrest.
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While factions within the ANC may be hedging their bets that the current unrest will strengthen their position within the party, Ralph Mathekga warns that there might not be much left of the ANC as a political party once the crisis is over.

The rise of unrest in South Africa following the arrest of former President Jacob Zuma has revealed how deeply troubled the ANC is.

The emerging picture shows a country paying the high price of instability as a result of a party unable to sort itself out. The protests that started in KwaZulu-Natal and spread to some parts of Gauteng divulge that the renewal project, said to be under way in the ANC, will not be an easy task. However, it is those outside of the ANC, who trusted it to govern, who are paying the price. 

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