Former South African President Kgalema Motlanthe has stated that not having President Jacob Zuma as in power could well create a new environment.
In a radio interview, Motlanthe specified that given President’s Zuma’s numerous indiscretions, wrongdoings and the level of public disdain surrounding him, change could well resolve most of the country’s political issues.
This is not the first, nor surely the last time, that the former president spoke so candidly about the pitfalls of the ruling party.
In an interview with the BBC, he added that in order for the penny to drop in the minds of ANC members, the party should lose the elections. In this way, he added, the party would realise how to regain power properly.
"Indeed, it would create a new environment, because each time there's a scandal involving the head of state, it's diverting the eyes of the nation away from the real issues”, said Motlanthe.
The former president’s voice is not the only one that has lent itself to a critique of the current administration.
Many ANC stalwarts as well, as veteran members of the current parliament, have spoken fervently against President Jacob Zuma expressing that no other solution remains but to remove him and his allies in the upcoming National Conference.
Proving, more than ever, that the ruling party finds itself in the middle of a well-and-true power struggle which will have direct consequences on the nation’s prosperity.