Politica analyst Karima Brown says factions in the African National Congress (ANC) stems from President Jacob Zuma's battle with legal institutions and has led to his supporters sitting on the wrong side of the law.
On Thursday, the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) saw President Jacob Zuma and the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) concede that the decision to withdraw criminal charges against him was irrational and should be set aside.
Meanwhile the party has confirmed that its national working committee will meet with the party’s KwaZulu-Natal leaders to reflect on the High Court’s judgment declaring the province’s 2015 elective conference unlawful.
Brown reflects on the week that was.
The ANC's internal mechanisms have in fact been paralysed.— Karima Brown, political analyst
As a consequence this continuous battle has resulted in whichever faction is supporting him and initiatives around him will almost necessarily find themselves on the wrong side of the law and this is of course the albatross arond the ANC's neck that it is seen to be at odds with the law.— Karima Brown, political analyst
The revolt in the party is growing despite his grip on it and of course his grip is slipping.— Karima Brown, political analyst
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