ANC's internal mechanisms have been paralysed - Brown

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.

READ: Spy tapes saga used to assassinate my career - former NPA boss

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.

ALSO READ: "Comrades who have taken the current PEC to the court are backing Ramaphosa"

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

Click on the link below to listen to the full audio....


This article first appeared on 702 : ANC's internal mechanisms have been paralysed - Brown


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI

CapeTalk welcomes all comments that are constructive, contribute to discussions in a meaningful manner and take stories forward.

However, we will NOT condone the following:

  • Racism (including offensive comments based on ethnicity and nationality)
  • Sexism
  • Homophobia
  • Religious intolerance
  • Cyber bullying
  • Hate speech
  • Derogatory language
  • Comments inciting violence.

We ask that your comments remain relevant to the articles they appear on and do not include general banter or conversation as this dilutes the effectiveness of the comments section.

We strive to make the CapeTalk community a safe and welcoming space for all.

CapeTalk reserves the right to: 1) remove any comments that do not follow the above guidelines; and, 2) ban users who repeatedly infringe the rules.

Should you find any comments upsetting or offensive you can also flag them and we will assess it against our guidelines.

CapeTalk is constantly reviewing its comments policy in order to create an environment conducive to constructive conversations.

Read More
Spy tapes saga used to assassinate my career - former NPA boss

Spy tapes saga used to assassinate my career - former NPA boss

Stephen Grootes speaks to Mxolisi Nxasana former National Director of Public Prosecutions.

Spy tapes: SCA is likely to pass 9-year legal battle to NPA boss for decision

Spy tapes: SCA is likely to pass 9-year legal battle to NPA boss for decision

Professor Stephen Tuson unpacks how criminal law procedure would follow in the battle to have charges against Zuma reinstated.

Magaqa died while trying to expose corruption, mourners told

Magaqa died while trying to expose corruption, mourners told

ANC leaders have held a memorial service at Sindiso Magaqa’s hometown in the Ibisi Village, south of KZN, reports EWN.

Zuma wants to make fresh representation to NPA boss in spy tapes case

Zuma wants to make fresh representation to NPA boss in spy tapes case

President Zuma and the NPA have conceded that the 2009 decision to withdraw charges against him was irrational.

ANCYL in KZN hold presser in response to court ruling

ANCYL in KZN hold presser in response to court ruling

The ANC Youth League in KwaZulu-Natal briefed the media on the High Court nullifying the outcome of its 2015 PEC.

 ANC muzzles KZN branch after High Court judgment

ANC muzzles KZN branch after High Court judgment

ANC spokesperson Zizi Kodwa says they have advised KZN leadership not to express their sentiments on the ruling to the public.

Former KZN ANC chair relieved over High Court ruling

Former KZN ANC chair relieved over High Court ruling

The High Court in Pietermaritzburg ruled that the outcome of the 2015 KZN ANC provincial elective conference was unlawful.

Popular articles
We're not just cyclists - CT man turns punch-up with driver into safety message

We're not just cyclists - CT man turns punch-up with driver into safety message

He was punched in the face by a motorist last week and tracked the driver down for a meet-up, instead of laying charges.

[WATCH] The spectacular moment AB de Villiers bent the laws of physics

[WATCH] The spectacular moment AB de Villiers bent the laws of physics

The world now knows never to underestimate the athletic form of SA cricketer AB de Villiers after this gravity-defying catch.

[LISTEN] Dailene, the lady behind the video from Thursday's heist in Boksburg

[LISTEN] Dailene, the lady behind the video from Thursday's heist in Boksburg

Another heist was carried out in Boksburg on Thursday morning and led to five people being arrested.

Health Minister proposes scrapping of medical aid co-payments

Health Minister proposes scrapping of medical aid co-payments

The eradication of medical aid co-payments is one of a number of changes to the medical aid scheme proposed by Aaron Motsoaledi.

SANDF soldier arrested for robbery on trial for attempted murder

SANDF soldier arrested for robbery on trial for attempted murder

Operations chief, General Barney Hlatshwayo's personal driver was arrested on Tuesday.

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.