Moeletsi Mbeki, political analyst and brother of former president Thabo Mbeki, has criticised the ruling African National Congress for its failure to "put a dent on poverty".
According to The Star, Mbeki, who was speaking at a roundtable discussion with DA leader Helen Zille in Johannesburg on Tuesday night, pointed out that the country's corruption perception index had doubled under the ANC's watch, from 34 percent in1994 to 69 percent in 2013.
The Star quoted him as saying: "So you can see the ANC is starting to peel off. The reason is that it has been in power for 20 years, but what does it have to show for being in power for 20 years? In 20 years, we have hardly put a dent on poverty. What we have done is put a plaster on it called social grants."
Mbeki went on to criticise the ruling party's management of the economy. Comparing South Africa to Brazil, Mbeki said that the "management of urbanisation in South Africa is scandalous", The Star reported.
The son of ANC giant Govan Mbeki, Moeletsi Mbeki has recently been linked to the newly formed Agang SA, which is led by Mamphela Ramphele. According to The Star, he stressed that it was not the country, but rather the ANC, that was at a crossroads.