105-year-old ANC unable to move with the times - Karima Brown

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has defended his pronouncements at a campaign address in Sekhukhune in Limpopo at the weekend, after the African National Congress (ANC) Secretary- General Gwede Mantashe called on party leaders to desist from circulating slates.

Addressing crowds on Sunday, Ramaphosa named his leadership choices ahead of the leadership conference to be held in December.

READ: Opinion: Ramaphosa's announcement is good for transparency

Ramaphosa responded in a statement of his own, saying he has noted the concern and that his views are 'by no means prescriptive'.

Giving her take on the matter political analyst Karima Brown says this reveals an inability of the ANC to regulate it's leadership race.

They have tried to put this genie back into a bottle, they have tried to put a lid on it, they just haven't.

Karima Brown, political analyst

The problem is that this is an organisation that is 105 years old and it refuses to accept that it is now a modern governing party and that it needs to bring its organisational culture in line with the times.

Karima Brown, political analyst

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