'ANC breakaway party could be a danger point for the ANC'
Members of the ANC in Kwazulu-Natal, North West and Free State are reportedly looking to break away from the party to form a new party 'African Transformation Congress'.
Political analyst Gareth van Onselen says the reports are credible for as long as there is a group of people from KZN who are unhappy with the way the ANC handled former president Jacob Zuma's case and are looking to getting some kind of electoral retribution.
It is a danger point, although I don't think it could split the ANC. It could have an effect in KZN where the ANC has a number of problems.Gareth van Onselen, Political Analyst
It needs big numbers or its impact will be limited to Kwazulu-NatalGareth van Onselen, Political Analyst
The reports suggests that Supra Mahumapelo, Ace Magashule and Jacob Zuma could rise to lead the party. Will these names be able to pull a big number of followers.
There are big in their respective provinces, I dont think they have a lot of national pull but you do need someone like Jacob Zuma to be associated with the party in order to benefit from his electoral pull.Gareth van Onselen, Political Analyst
Jacob Zuma has his whole reputation on how loyal he is to the ANC and devoted to the party and he would destroy all of that if he left it.Gareth van Onselen, Political Analyst
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