"When they play politics, politics will play them as well"

Political analyst Professor, Lesiba Teffo, responds to earlier comments made by Gwede Mantashe, Secretary General of the African National Congress (ANC) who told Xolani Gwala on 702 that the party is unhappy with President Jacob Zuma's decision to reshuffle cabinet.

Even his tone is more telling than what he has said.

Professor Lesiba Teffo, Political Analyst

In the state of Denmark things are not as they should be.

Professor Lesiba Teffo, Political Analyst

Teffo says when a liberation movement reaches this state it must take a break. He says some of the stalwarts and ANC elders are self serving and want to preserve the ANC in order to advance their interests.

Let it not be about the ANC let it be about the country.

Professor Lesiba Teffo, Political Analyst

If Malema says lets vote at least collectively, I'm giving my vote at least so that we can change this Land Act so that people can get the land.

Professor Lesiba Teffo, Political Analyst

When they play politics, let politics play them as well.

Professor Lesiba Teffo, Political Analyst

Professor Teffo says he suspects the 'end is nigh' for the ANC while adding that some ministers in the party are aware of where the powers come from.

Take a listen to analyst Prof Teffo and to Gwede Mantashe ,Secretary General of the African National say ANC not happy with Cabinet reshuffle decision:

Listen to the full analysis by Professor Lesiba Teffo, Political Analyst:


This article first appeared on 702 : "When they play politics, politics will play them as well"


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