When will the voters register that the ANC’s end is nigh?

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When will the voters register that the ANC’s end is nigh?

Party has been trying to self-destruct for years and this latest howler hardly registered a blip on the Richter scale

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Some things are inevitable. The sun will rise in the east. Cyril Ramaphosa will reiterate that he’s going to visit Marikana any day now, just as soon as someone invents roads and internal combustion engines. Jacob Zuma will be released on medical parole.

These are fundamental laws of physics. But what do we make of the ANC’s urgent attempt to self-destruct by almost failing to contest great swathes of 'SA in October’s election?

Of course, the ANC has been failing in most respects for many years. If this were another looting scandal, or another generation of children betrayed, or another community left to rot, it would hardly be newsworthy...

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