Stephen Grootes says the African National Congress (ANC) risks tugging at it's internal dynamics if some of it's members continue to divert from its core values, like non-racialism.
Speaking at an ANC event in Everton on Sunday, arranged to show support for Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, Free State Premier Ace Magashula took a jab at members of the executive committee he says are benefiting from white control of the economy.
Magashula was quoted by The Star: “I know some in the ANC’s national executive committee who eat with white people. Ask them who bought the properties they live on and the cars they drive, who bought it for them?"
Responding to this Grootes says if the ANC changes tone and looks like it is targeting certain groups, it could turn on itself.
Obviously it is true that we have economic apartheid in this country, but there seems to be a change in tone from some people in the ANC, away from what the party used to say was non-racialism.— Stephen Grootes, 702 anchor
It [ANC] has to show everyone that it is working for them, that is why its election slogan is a better life for all.— Stephen Grootes, 702 anchor
If it stops that, changes tone and changes tact, if it gives up that commitment that it is proudly governing for everyone in the end what could happen is that it could turn on itself. When senior leaders say things like this, they risk tugging at the internal dynamics.— Stephen Grootes, 702 anchor
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This article first appeared on 702 : Opinion: There seems to be a change in tone in the ANC