Eric Naki
Political Editor
2 minute read
28 May 2021
5:31 am

ANC’s ‘cadre over voter’ mentality is ‘unjustifiable’

Eric Naki

Questions have been asked about whether it was justified for the ANC to prioritise its members at the expense of others who vote.

Picture: Michel Bega

The ANC’s overall membership, at 1.4 million, may not justify keeping corrupt members in its fold and prioritising its card-carrying members for service delivery and jobs, against the 10 million nonmembers who vote for it every election. But many citizens have complained about selective employment and provision of services, which have targeted card-carrying members at the expense of other citizens. Political analyst Professor Barry Hanyane, from North-West University, said ordinary folk had begun to ask how to make sense of democracy and had grappled with the new culture of governance. ALSO READ: Cash-strapped ANC may struggle in elections Some had...