Uncle Unity queued to fetch his media accreditation for the ANC conference from Nasrec expo center today, and he almost died. If not of boredom, then definitely of sunstroke. Uncle Unity was invented by DD Mabuza at the ANC PGC Mpumalanga and there’s no stopping him now. He’s here to answer all your questions around THAT ANC elective conference. The one that is ruining your December. You’re welcome.
By Mathabo Sekhonyana and Verashni PillaySo you’ve been watching the ANC conference drama but have you ever stopped and thought which ANC candidate you’re most like? From head wraps to buffalo fetishes, our presidential candidates are rather unique, just like you. Take our quiz and see who you most match up to, and if you land the surprise candidate – POWER to you.
The ANC have a number of favoured phrases in their shared lexicon, but some made more of an appearance than others at the party’s 53 national conference in Mangaung on Sunday. Here’s how to use them. Democracy: With provincial leadership landing up in court allegations of murder, the ANC has been rent by factionalism and infighting as never before. Jacob Zuma put a spin on the division, dressing it up as evidence of the party’s “vibrant democracy”.
In another world the ANC would be making a meal out of the startling allegations surround the DA’s governance in Cape Town and being at the forefront of exposing it as the opposition has done to them... but they can’t even get their act together to do that 🙄
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