"Grievance parties like the ANC run out of steam and disappear"

The ANC is the oldest African nationalist party on the continent says businessman and political commentator Moeletsi Mbeki. The nationalist parties in Africa are grievance parties he explains, formed to fight particular grievances.

Once the grievances are addressed they run out of steam, they run out of energy, and they tend to disappear.

Moeletsi Mbeki, businessman and political commentator

The way in which they address their grievance is through consumption, not through production...and therefore through wealth redistribution.

Moeletsi Mbeki, businessman and political commentator

He says such parties inherit a colonial economy or in South Africa's case the apartheid type economy, and they use their power to redistribute to address the grievance in some kind of reparation.

But in the meantime they are unable to grow the economy...and over the years the younger population is no longer interested in those grievances but want a different future....and that is when it starts to be abandoned. And you can clearly see that in Zimbabwe and that is the route we are headed in South Africa.

Moeletsi Mbeki, businessman and political commentator

He says the younger people, the urban population, are thinking differently, and increasingly abandoning the ANC in the large metros.

That's why the ANC are inventing enemies, the so-called 'white monopoly capital' because the population wants development and new job creation. But the nationalist parties don't know how to create jobs and that's how they get abandoned by the voters.

Moeletsi Mbeki, businessman and political commentator

It is not an easy thing to admit, he says, but it is the reality of nationalist parties in Africa..."I'm not saying anything particularly original... It is just what the history of the continent shows us."

What comes next? The people of South Africa are focused on economic development not liberation issues any longer, he says.

ANC has run out of the ability to solve South Africa's problems.... a new party has to have economic solutions.

Moeletsi Mbeki, businessman and political commentator

Take a listen to Moeletsi Mbeki:

Read More
Zuma lashes out at 101 ANC stalwarts in policy conference opening salvo

Zuma lashes out at 101 ANC stalwarts in policy conference opening salvo

President Zuma went 'off script' on Friday when he castigated his detractors saying many denied being on the 101 stalwarts list.

"Whackhead" Simpson's song about Carl Niehaus was one of Redi's faves

"Whackhead" Simpson's song about Carl Niehaus was one of Redi's faves

In 2009 Carl Niehaus was forced to step down as ANC national spokesperson after fraud allegations surfaced.

"Our interpretation of sleeping around is sleeping around"

"Our interpretation of sleeping around is sleeping around"

A throwback to Floyd Shivambu talking about Helen Zille during his ANCYL days, interrogated by Redi Tlhabi in 2009. #FarewellRedi

[LISTEN] In January 'SABC 8' Suna Venter spoke on 702 about how she was shot

[LISTEN] In January 'SABC 8' Suna Venter spoke on 702 about how she was shot

The 32-year old has died in what her family says is a heart condition brought on by prolonged trauma and stress.

New app for rape survivors will aid victims with support and care packages

New app for rape survivors will aid victims with support and care packages

Are you a survivor of sexual violence? SMS “endrape” to 38006

Mr. Tlhabi bids Mrs Tlhabi farewell on her last radio show #FarewellRedi

Mr. Tlhabi bids Mrs Tlhabi farewell on her last radio show #FarewellRedi

Brian Tlhabi says his wife, Redi Tlhabi makes him super happy and continues to wish her the best with her future endeavours.

Popular articles
An expert guide on 'hotwifing' and 'cuckolding' in the bedroom

An expert guide on 'hotwifing' and 'cuckolding' in the bedroom

Clinical sexologist Dr Eve shares insights into sexual fetishes and how partners negotiate them in their bedroom and relationship.

[Watch] John Maytham shuts down victim shamer on air

[Watch] John Maytham shuts down victim shamer on air

A caller wanted to know what the alleged victim had done in order for Grace Mugabe to assault her.

Cape officials to harvest 500 million litres of new water a day

Cape officials to harvest 500 million litres of new water a day

Mayor of Cape Town speaks to CapeTalk's Kieno Kammies about plans to provide more water amidst the ongoing drought.

LISTEN:  Reformed car hijacker sheds light on hijacking underworld

LISTEN: Reformed car hijacker sheds light on hijacking underworld

This reformed car hijacker was convicted for hijacking, robbery and murder and served almost 16 years jail time. Hear his story.

Journos walk out of Bathabile Dlamini's briefing after 2 hour wait

Journos walk out of Bathabile Dlamini's briefing after 2 hour wait

EWN's Gia Nicolaides says journalists walked out of the media briefing on social grants after waiting for hours for her to arrive.

3 emergency numbers you should have on speed dial and how they work

3 emergency numbers you should have on speed dial and how they work

These are the emergency numbers you should have on your cellphone and this is what you must understand about how they work.