After the recent NEC meeting, few are under the impression that all is well within the ANC. While the party’s official statement would have you believe that the highest decision-making body is getting things done, indications are that the governing party has stalled.
State Security Minister David Mahlobo has once again warned of foreign forces set on undermining South Africa’s democracy. While these threats remain a fiction in the absence of proof, the South African state could pose a bigger risk to the country as a whole.
The ANC-led government has recently made a number of shocking decisions, but it’s not what you think, given the state the governing party is in.
Many concerns have been raised over the secrecy around the funding of political parties. Since the dawn of democracy, the matter has been debated, not only in the public sphere, but in court rooms as well. Given the current crisis of ‘state capture’, political donor transparency might be more important to the South African electorate than ever before.