Today's Big Stories

Chikane: I warned ANC to self-correct or face losing more power

ANC veteran Reverend Frank Chikane says the spirit of the ruling party is under attack not from external forces but from its own members and leaders.

During a press briefing in Guateng, Chikane says he warned the ANC that if changes were not made, the consequences would be drastic.

Chikane has now publicized the letter which he had sent to ANC leadership in September 2015 outlining concerns and predictions of waning party support.

The ANC lost outright control of Joburg, Tshwane, Ekurhuleni and Nelson Mandela Bay among other municipalities.

Chikane says he believes the outcome of the municipal election would have been different if the ANC had taken heed of his advice.

He says he had consulted with party veterans who all agreed that the ANC has to change its way or face consequences.

People will withdraw their mandate and lose confidence. The ANC needs to change course so that it can serve the people.

Rev Frank Chikane, ANC veteran

According to Chikane, he went through all the internal channels until a meeting with the ANC's top six at Luthuli House in March before making the letter public.

Listen to the full conversation from The Midday Report with Stephen Grootes:


This article first appeared on 702 : Chikane: I warned ANC to self-correct or face losing more power


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
Veterans and ANC not on same page about terms of consultative conference

Veterans and ANC not on same page about terms of consultative conference

ANC vets want civil society groups present at the consultative conference, which they want held separately from another meeting.

Top SABC journos applauded for brave testimony

Top SABC journos applauded for brave testimony

EWN's Gaye Davis summarises the evidence of the SABC journalists who appeared before the ad hoc committee in Parliament.

If you're gona be a hero (and smash a car window), make sure you can prove harm

If you're gona be a hero (and smash a car window), make sure you can prove harm

A criminal lawyer explains what leg citizens can stand on if they witness a child or pet locked in a vehicle in risky conditions.

SABC 'in contempt of court' if Motsoeneng reports for duty, says DA

SABC 'in contempt of court' if Motsoeneng reports for duty, says DA

The DA's James Selfe says it is not clear whether SABC's Hlaudi Motsoeneng will be either fired or suspended pending an inquiry.

Tweeps throw shade as court shows Motsoeneng the door

Tweeps throw shade as court shows Motsoeneng the door

A judge has ruled that Hlaudi Motsoeneng should not hold any position at the SABC and Twitter has wasted no time reacting.

Why family traditions matter

Why family traditions matter

Whether it's breaking bread or celebrating through song and dance, family rituals and traditions can create a sense of belonging.

Popular articles
Pieter-Dirk Uys gets serious about money (‘Evita is my pension!’)

Pieter-Dirk Uys gets serious about money (‘Evita is my pension!’)

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Uys about his attitude toward money (hopes and fears, successes and failures, etc.).

'Almost alcoholics' - the blurred lines between social drinking and alcoholism

'Almost alcoholics' - the blurred lines between social drinking and alcoholism

Sobriety advocate Janet Gourand explains the differences between the social drinker and an almost alcoholic.

[LISTEN] White callers debate privilege and response to apartheid

[LISTEN] White callers debate privilege and response to apartheid

Two white callers, Matt and Stephanie, disagreed on how white people should respond to apartheid as Eusebius McKaiser facilitated.

[WATCH] Safari that could have gone horribly wrong as buffalo charges vehicle

[WATCH] Safari that could have gone horribly wrong as buffalo charges vehicle

Khabazela shares some tweets, Facebook posts and videos that have gone viral.

Gift of the Givers' Dr Imtiaz Sooliman – angel amongst men – talks about money

Gift of the Givers' Dr Imtiaz Sooliman – angel amongst men – talks about money

"I have no desire for clothes. I have no desire for holidays. I have no desire for outings. All I see is the suffering of people…"