South Africa: While Focusing On the EFF, We Ignore the ANC At Our Peril

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The very people, the party, the ANC and its allies who brought us to where we are, are still with us. Concerned citizens should not be lulled into some kind of utopian wonderland, with attendant imaginings that 'we have now diagnosed the problem' so let's get on with things. That is just wrongheaded -- and dangerous.

The ANC, the liberation movement or political party -- whatever it wishes to call itself these days -- has been gaining any number of propaganda windfalls over the past couple of years.

Thanks, mainly, to the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), there is a sense that all is well with "the people who liberated South Africa" with "the party of Nelson Mandela, Oliver Tambo and Walter Sisulu", and the only and biggest problem is Julius Malema with his thugee and their performance politics.

It's worth remembering that the ANC and its allies are still with us -- many of those who have questions to answer are hiding in plain sight.

The EFF, AfriForum, Steve Hofmeyr, systemic lawlessness, brutal gender-based violence and a general breakdown of relations between black and white people, between English and Afrikaans-speaking people, (oh, and Donald Trump, Boris Johnson and the corpse...

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