Politics & Current Affairs South Africa

South Africa: Leading political party (ANC) celebrated its 110TH birthday

South Africa’s leading political party, the ANC celebrated its 110 years on January 8th since its formation in 1912.

The party was formed as a means to overthrow South Africa’s apartheid regime, whose main purpose was to oppress the majority of the country’s people- ANC was then formed as a  means to defeat the apartheid giant and destroy its works and stronghold legacy against the majority.

Since the overthrow of the apartheid regime, the ruling party has since enjoyed dominance by country’s majority voter support after it led the country into democracy. Many of the highly respected party leaders, including its founding father has been deceased leaving the party to others.

But over the years ANC has been losing voter support as corruption has taken a strong grip over the party structures. Not only corruption but lack of substantial transformation for many South Africans; the lack of public school infrastructure in mainland’s has been a challenge for many years, lack of service delivery to many townships is another long standing challenge for the ruling party.

The land expropriation bill is another disappointment. As the party’s top leadership, including President Cyril Ramaphosa and Deputy President David Mabuza, national chairperson, Gwede Mantashe and treasurer general Paul Mashatile descended in Limpopo on Wednesday to engage with traditional leadership at the party’s celebration,

Ramaphosa was given the cold shoulder by traditional leadership in the province, who accused him of lying and making empty promises. And in the newly released Zondo report- ANC is expected to suffer a huge blow in corruption implications.

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