- The former head of the ANC's intelligence Ronnie Kasrils says the ANC needed to face the fact it was time to cut ties with former president Jacob Zuma
- Kasrils further stated that Zuma is a criminal who only had himself and his criminal activity for his incarceration
- Kasrils also added that the ANC needed to focus on leading South Africa if the party hoped to continue being in power
Ronnie Kasrils, an anti-apartheid activist, said the African National Congress (ANC) needed to admit that former President Jacob Zuma was a criminal and needed to cut connections with him.
In an interview with Eyewitness News, Kasrils says if the ANC hopes to survive as the leading party then the party needed to focus on leading South Africa and be committed to being the country's leader.
He further warned the ANC against hero worship, dwelling in the past, and maintaining relationships with those who previously battled for democracy but have since turned anti-democratic.
Kasrils also stated that Zuma was a criminal who has himself to blame for his arrest. Zuma is currently being held at the Estcourt Correctional Services in KwaZulu-Natal. He was arrested last week after he handed himself over to the police as per the Constitutional Court's judgment which found Zuma guilty of being in contempt of court and sentenced him 15-months in prison, according to News24.
“We need to first of all accept that the man is a criminal; he’s in custody, where he belongs, He's responsible for that and he's got other charges to face,” Kasrils said.
Kasrils also added that the Anc needed to cut ties with Zuma's loyal supporters who are members of the party.
KZN suffers chronic medication shortage and struggles for essentials
Briefly News recently reported that citizens in KwaZulu-Natal are struggling to get goods, food and medicine. Scores of malls are either completely closed or looted and WhatsApp groups are packed with questions about which areas are opened.
Various fuel stations are not open and queues are leading back metres upon metres. TimesLIVE reported that scores of people from KZN made their way to Durban North as a Spar supermarket was reportedly open.
Long queues began to form as anxious residents tried to stock up on fuel, medicine and food. The long queues were short-lived as members of the South African Police Service members compelled management to close the doors of the supermarket.
A number of patients in the province are now living life without their chronic medication. Medications for conditions such as HIV, diabetes and hypertension are just a few of the illnesses that could possibly bring on severe Covid-19 symptoms causing the patient to fall ill and end up in hospital.
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Source: Briefly News