Too late for ANC to redeem itself on Marikana - analyst

Political analyst Professor Lesiba Teffo says he doesn't think what happened to presidential candidate and former African Union chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma and her entourage in Marikana was unexpected

On Tuesday, Dlamini-Zuma was denied entry to lay a wreath on the Marikana koppie where 34 striking miners were shot dead by police in 2012.

Teffo says Dlamini-Zuma and her people were being opportunistic.

Read: Listeners: Dlamini-Zuma should have addressed Marikana issue long ago

They think they can try to mend ways without going straight to the victims and sitting down with them and try to find some sort of solution.

Professor Lesiba Teffo, Political analyst

Perhaps one can give them (ANC) the benefit of the doubt, had they at the time of the deaths, be seen to be amongst the political parties who showed sympathy and care. As a party they really excluded themselves from that...

Professor Lesiba Teffo, Political analyst

He says it is a bit too late for the ANC to redeem themselves especially now that it is almost election time.

To hear more of this interview, listen below:


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