ANC used as a ‘step ladder’ to personal wealth

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Thabo Mbeki
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Former President Thabo Mbeki has hit out at the poor governance of the ANC, and how it has failed to improve the lives of South Africans.

Most of his criticism has been levelled at the past two administrations, but his time as head of state also saw massive failures in dealing with economic transformation and the housing crisis.

South Africa has for decades been struggling with the triple challenge of inequality, poverty, and unemployment, which impacts the black majority.

Mbeki has conceded that there is no national plan to tackle these crises, warning of an uprising in the making.

He also reflected on the ANC’s declining image.

Mbeki says that the ANC can no longer be talking about renewal and doing nothing to implement it.

He admits that while it’s a challenging task, the issue of people using the ANC as a step ladder to gain positions of state power and accumulate wealth is not new.

He says members had warned at its 49th conference in 1994 that they had begun to inherit people into the ranks of the party who are not ANC.

Former ANC President Thabo Mbeki was speaking at a memorial service for the ANC’s late deputy secretary-general Jessie Duarte.

She died at the weekend.

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