Sipho Hlongwane Discusses the Tussle Over the Legacy of the ANC
“The African National Congress (ANC) is in an eternal tussle over its legacy,” writes Sipho Hlongwane in a column for Business Day, following remarks made by Frene Ginwala, former speaker of Parliament and ANC stalwart, that she was ashamed that the ANC has not done more to reduce poverty.
The African National Congress (ANC) is in an eternal tussle over its legacy, with more than its share of critics and opponents. The accusations levelled at it are well documented on this and other news sites. Its response to outside criticism has been an assurance that it is doing the right thing and serving the best interests of the poor. It enjoys an internal culture of dialogue, but even then it is rare to hear high-ranking party insiders state in the media that they think they got something wrong.
The latest was former speaker of Parliament and ANC stalwart Frene Ginwala, delivering the Albert Luthuli Memorial Lecture at the University of KwaZulu-Natal this weekend.