National Assembly Cape Town: Tuesday, 20 September 2011
It is becoming clearer by the day that the ANC
is torn into at least two belligerent factions and that the
leadership has become incapable of leading. The ANC's fractured
leadership appears to be totally paralyzed in dealing with its
Mr Malema and his supporters openly make a
mockery of the ANC leadership.
They misbehave, some of them act like
hooligans; they openly defy the Rule of Law; they arrogantly
commit contempt of Court; they ridicule the ANC leadership; they
scare off international investors by threatening with
nationalization; they insult white South Africans as thieves and
they act as if they, themselves, rule South Africa.
The worst of it all is that the ANC's
fractured leadership has become powerless. This raises the
question: who is the Boss in South Africa: Mr Malema or Mr Zuma?
What is really bad news is that South Africans
at large are at the receiving end of all of this. The ANC
leadership paralysis is harming our economy; it allows our
international image to be tarnished; it allows our Judiciary to
be ridiculed; it allows white citizens to be insulted and it
allows for a dangerous culture to grow within our country.
It is time for decisive action, for strong
leadership, which unfortunately the ANC does not have. As the
late Honourable Kader Asmal once said, "We do not need more
leaders, we need more leadership."
We are indeed facing a dark future.
Contact: Mr Koos van der Merwe MP, 082 444