- Briefly asked citizens what they made of Motlanthe's recent statement that the ANC needed to lose an election in order to re-examine itself
- The question polarised many on Facebook
- A lot of comments agreed with Motlanthe, but others dismissed him as a failed caretaker president
Kgalema Motlanthe said this week that the ANC needed to lose power in order to reflect on itself.
Briefly.co.za took to Facebook to ask ordinary South Africans what they thought of his statement.
Opinions were divided, with some agreeing and others arguing that Motlanthe was way out of line.
Dave Ntsoana, for example, said that Motlanthe's comment was unfair.
"Cyril is doing his best, Kgalema should know better cuz he failed when he was deputy and the president," he posted.
Irish Ira agreed, saying, "Mxm this old man must just enjoy pension from my ANC and stop talking too much…"
Others, however, agreed with Motlanthe.
"ANC has lost the plot long time ago in 2007," wrote one user, Malose Mhaloko. "We have been led on its lies all along. You can't let people that openly steal from you to lead you."
Lungi Nhlapo expressed a similar sentiment, writing, " Yes he's correct but that will never happen unfortunately. Its just up to us the people of SA, especially the youth, to vote discerningly."
Simiarly, Ntebo Mofephe summed up a lot of comments by saying that the ANC needed to reflect because it had lost its way.
"They [the ANC] have forgotten what they wanted this country to become… forgotten about their people and hold themselves like high and mighty."
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