Why people consider the ANC to be arrogant.

by | Jan 10, 2017 | Political comment / blog

ANC spokesperson Moloto Mothapo used the columns of the Sunday Times (8 January 2017) to launch an attack on the DA for “walking out of parliament when funds to alleviate the plight of the poor are allocated”  but fails to condemn the ANC members of parliament who on two occasions did not have enough members in parliament to adopt the division of revenue bill.

Mothapo expects the DA to facilitate the adoption of a bill with which they have fundamental differences while the ANC members who presumably are committed to the bill are missing. For all we know these ANC members, who are committed to adopting the bill, could all be sitting in the Shebeen in Saxonwold awaiting for further instructions from the Zupta’s.

Yet speaking at ANC funeral on Saturday ANC National Chairperson Baleka Mbete asked the question “ some of us are still wondering where this arrogance people talk of comes from,” she said “We are an organisation that accepts our wrongs, we acknowledge that we do make mistakes.” Reading Mthapo’s diatribe against the DA Mbete does not need to look far to find her reason.

And yes Mr Mothapo contrary to your view the DA does have a remarkable record of holding the executive to account in the recent past we have to look no further than the high profile cases such as Nkandla, PRASA, SAA and Hlaudi and the SABC all matters the ANC either ignored or tried to sweep under the table. Dou you remember the disgusting manner in which the ANC and members of the executive spoke about and treated the previous Public Protector Thuli Madonsella.

Me thinks you protesteth too much Mr Mothapo.

Clive Hatch

About Clive Hatch

Clive Hatch is a political commentator and opinionist. He is a former Member and Leader of the Opposition in the Mpumalanga Provincial Legislature. After matriculating from Jeppe High School for Boys in 1967 Clive Hatch has lived, worked and been involved in the Emalahleni (Witbank) community.

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