Durban - In a scathing analysis, Durban-based political analyst, Xolani Dube of the Xubera Institute for Research, says the revelations by EFF’s Julius Malema that Derek Hanekom and Solly Mapaila worked with the opposition to oust former president Jacob Zuma was a betrayal of the worst kind.
Dube said these revelations shows three things; the South African Communist Party (SACP) is not an honest partner of the ANC, there is no difference between proponents of “new dawn” and “radical economic transformation” and that all faction in the ANC don’t like the party unless it is serving their personal interests.
“They were not only plotting against the sitting president, they were also plotting for an alternative… It means they are not there for the issues or the principles but they are there for something else. You can’t say they are there for the ANC,” he said.
Dube added that it was worrying that Hanekom and Mapalia were not doing that for themselves but were doing it under the umbrella of Cyril Ramaphosa team.
“These guys were not working in silos, they were working under the leadership of Cyril Ramaphosa. And if Cyril Ramaphosa was aware of this it means that Cyril has got no interest in the ANC,” he said.