Arrogant ANC heading for an own-goal if it’s not careful

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Arrogant ANC heading for an own-goal if it’s not careful

If infighting and factionalism in the party doesn’t stop, it will lose to the underdogs

Executive editor: opinions and analysis

Watching Kaizer Chiefs getting thrashed by a semi-professional outfit manufactured by the ultimate Queen of Bling was the highlight of my Saturday.

Images of Shauwn Mkhize in overpriced Balenciaga boots dancing in victorious celebration after the game, trampling on the sorry little hearts of each and every hurt Chiefs fan, were awfully tacky, but delightfully unforgettable. I popped a priced bottle of chardonnay I’d been saving for such moments.

A day after Chiefs were served their just deserts, I went about my traditional Sunday routine of collecting the papers and devouring them along with breakfast and coffee. All the serious titles led with the same story — former president Kgalema Motlanthe’s sober warning to the ANC that factionalism and thuggery were destroying the party...

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