Talking Point 24.9.2017 03:11 pm

ANC facing dreadful choices as voters grow more sceptical

The ruling party is in a leadership predicament that means no solution will come without a heavy cost.

South Africa’s governing African National Congress is caught between the mythological monsters Scylla and Charybdis as it heads towards its crucial 54th national elective conference in December. In choosing its new leader the party’s factions could push its leadership succession battle to a finale that produces a credible winner and leads to the party’s purported self-correction. But the process could just as easily split the party further and damage its already dented 2019 electoral prospects.

ANC facing dreadful choices as voters grow more sceptical
ANC facing dreadful choices as voters grow more sceptical

ANC facing dreadful choices as voters grow more sceptical

The ruling party is in a leadership predicament that means no solution will come without a heavy cost.

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