African National Congress Veteran Mavuso Msimang Cut Ties With the Ruling Party, Mzansi Scorns Him

African National Congress Veteran Mavuso Msimang Cut Ties With the Ruling Party, Mzansi Scorns Him

  • ANC stalwart Mavuso Msimang has written a letter resigning from the African National Congress
  • Msimang explained that he cut ties with the party because it failed to deal with corruption, Eskom and class inequality
  • Netizens reacted and accused him of jumping ship because of the ANC's current condition

Tebogo Mokwena, a current affairs writer for Briefly News, provided political analysis and interviews in South Africa for Daily Sun and Vutivi Business News during his seven years of experience.

ANC veteran Mavuso Msimang has resigned from the party
ANC struggle, veteran Mavuso Msimang has called it quits. Images: Mavuso Msimang/ Facebook and Michele Spatari/ AFP via Getty Images
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The African National Congress veteran Mavuso Msimang has called it quits and cut ties with the ruling party. Msimang, a long-standing member of the military wing uMkhonto we Sizwe, said that he is leaving the party because it has failed to warn people and tackle corruption. South Africans turned on him and said that he was resigning because the ANC ship was sinking.

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Former Eskom CEO Matshela Koko posted Msimang's resignation letter on his X, formerly Twitter, account @koko_matshela. The letter details why Msimang chose to leave the party. According to Msimang, the ANC has failed to deal with corruption and has been plagued with corruption allegations against them. He also said that the ruling party failed to address poverty, revealing that four million people live in informal settlements.

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Msimang believed that ANC leaders are obscenely wealthy and their children are sent to the best schools while many citizens' children are forced to attend poorly-equipped public schools. Msimang also said that Eskom has been brought to its knees because of corruption, resulting in businesses failing. According to Msimang, the African National Congress failed to heed the Veterans' League when it recommended that those accused of corruption be removed from office. View the tweet here.

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Mzansi mocks Msimang's resignation

South Africans did not accept his resignation and criticised him for his letter.

Greatness Personified wrote:

“Bo Msimang were Ramaphosa’s defenders amid blatant corruption, and when they see the consequences of their actins, rather than condemn, they run.”

Tshidi exclaimed:

“A coward, this one. He was loud when vilifying Zuma. But instead of calling Ramaphosa out, he’s running away like a coward.”

KMokgaga remarked:

“Mavuso jumps ship before it sank.”

Thabiso agreed.

“They see that the ship is about to sink, and they don’t wanna be part of the captains that went down with the ship.”

President Cyril Ramaphosa pays tribute to Essop Pahad

Similarly, Briefly News reported that President Cyril Ramaphosa paid tribute to struggle gero and ANC veteran Essop Pahad.

Pahad died at the age of 84 and was an anti-apartheid activist who served under former president Thabo Mbeki. Ramaphosa lauded him for serving Mzansi with price, principle and pragmatism, and netizens joined him in singing his praises.

Source: Briefly News

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Tebogo Mokwena (Current Affairs editor) Tebogo Mokwena is a Current Affairs Editor at Briefly News. He has a Diploma in Journalism from ALISON. He joined Daily Sun, where he worked for 4 years covering politics, crime, entertainment, current affairs, policy, governance and art. He was also a sub-editor and journalist for Capricorn Post before joining Vutivi Business News in 2020, where he covered small business news policy and governance, analysis and profiles. He joined Briefly News in 2023. Tebogo passed a set of trainings by Google News Initiative Email: