The ANC's record in government, as its own documents show, is one of venality, criminality, predation, ruination and reversal instead of redistribution, reconstruction and rehabilitation. The ANC's own paternalistic and patronising January 8 statement invokes these themes, writes Ebrahim Fakir.
Hope in the ANC is misplaced.
The party is institutionally moribund, organisationally dysfunctional, morally dubious, ethically vacuous, politically compromised and ideologically confused. It takes these attributes with it into government, rendering government dysfunctional, incepting a crisis of credibility.