ANC 2017 Elective Conference

[LISTEN] Whatever the outcome, it's all varying degrees of bad - Richard Poplak

While a new president is expected to take over the African National Congress (ANC) by Monday, there remains some skepticism about what this means for the party's future.

Journalist, Richard Poplak sat down with Eusebius Mckaiser to examine what he says is horse trading between the the CR17 and NDZ slate, as well as the party's political standing.

I just bumped into my very good friend Carl Niehaus but even he was saying we have no idea what the outcome here is going to be - and so what I think is a good idea, is sort of to go up about 30 000 feet and start considering what comes after this and what does this mean in the long-term.

Richard Poplak, author and journalist at the Daily Maverick

The way I look at it with both of these candidates, it is varying degrees of bad.

Richard Poplak, author and journalist at the Daily Maverick

The major candidates failed to show up at the Daily Maverick gathering to debate their policy points and presumably their visions. The only conversations they are having with each other is horse trading, it all comes down to which faction wins and it comes down to the spoils.

Richard Poplak, author and journalist at the Daily Maverick

Poplak says even under Cyril Ramaphosa's reign, there will be some internal contradictions.

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How are these two factions supposed to compromise? What is their meeting point? Their visions are so divergent that I can't see how these guys can sit down in a top six or an NEC and come to some kind of consensus on any issue. This is a lame duck party.

Richard Poplak, author and journalist at the Daily Maverick

Click on the link below to listen to Poplak's analysis....


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