Speculation over ANC split
By Mishkah Anthony
18 October 2008
Disgruntled former African National Congress leaders in the Western Cape warn there will be mass resignations from the party at the weekend.
A meeting is set to take place in Philippi in Cape Town tomorrow. Members of the influential Dullah Omar ANC region, covering the Cape Town metro, are apparently upset about the treatment of former regional secretary Mbulelo Ncedana, and 10 other senior members who resigned this week.
It was reported that six other provinces could also be split by the fracturing of the ANC. According to newspaper reports this week, the Western, Eastern and Northern Cape, already plagued by factionalism and division, are ripened to split.
In some provinces, rival structures are being formed ahead of next month’s convention that will serve as the launch of the party of Mosiuoa Lekota and Mbhazima Shilowa. The media reports expresses the opinion that only Mpumalanga and KwaZulu-Natal can be regarded as Jacob Zuma strongholds.