The ANC has failed to take responsibility in its diagnostics report on the state of the party, political analysts have argued.
That diagnostic report blames everyone else but the ANC for all of its problems... It was filled with paranoia and cynicism.— Ebrahim Fakir, political analyst
That paranoia from the pages of the diagnostic report is palpable even in conversation... that there is a 'third force'.— Sthembile Mbete, political analyst
There's an insistence that any expression of disagreement with the ANC is being influenced from the outside.— Sthembile Mbete, political analyst
Political analysts Ebrahim Fakir and Sthembile Mbete reflected on the policy conference and the diagnostics report on the state of the party.
Mbete says that ANC delegates are reluctant to acknowledge criticism about the party that comes from outside.
Fakir adds that ANC leaders appear to be 'sizing each other up' in an attempt to draw factional lines.
ANC delegates spent the weekend discussing the state of the party and are expected to spend the next few days debating the ANC's policies.
Mbete and Fakir explored the ANC's policy documents and proposals for the party to debate for the remainder of the conference.
Take a listen to their analysis: