Proposal to expand ANC's top six an attempt to 'contain contestation' - analyst

Gauteng ANC's proposal for increased party leadership is an attempt to contain contestation within the governing party, says political analyst David Maimela.

Gauteng ANC's general council resolved that the party’s national leadership needs to be increased with an additional deputy president and deputy secretary general.

Maimela says calls to expand the so-called 'top six' are a sign of anxiety within the ANC and efforts to do away with slate politics as the part struggles with unity.

At the same time, Maimela says there is no need for new political parties in light of Makhosi Khoza's new organisation.

Read: Outspoken ANC critic Makhosi Khoza launches new political party for change

I think that our democracy should consolidate and crystallise into three or four main political parties.

David Maimela, political analyst

The proliferation of new smaller parties does not represent any significant change ... in the political spectrum.

David Maimela, political analyst

Listen to David Maimela make predictions ahead of the ANC's elective conference:

Meanwhile, KwaZulu-Natal ANC delegates have gathered at the Olive Convention Centre in Durban to nominate who they want to become the party’s next president.

Take a listen to the EWN update with Ziyanda Ngcobo:


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