SABC News.com – Agang may be used to destabilise SA: Mantashe:Tuesday 19 February 2013
Is this the first sign of Mugabeism in South Africa?
The African National Congress secretary-general, Gwede Mantashe, says the newly-launched party political platform – Agang – might be an American initiative aimed at channelling money to destabilise the South African government. via SABC News.com – Agang may be used to destabilise SA: Mantashe:Tuesday 19 February 2013.
This has been the technique used by the Mugabe regime in Zimbabwe to try to discredit opposition parties. It was also the technique used by the apartheid regime to try to discredit opposition parties — including the ANC, only it saw the destabilisation coming from Moscow rather from the USA. It’s always “outside agitators”.
But what is destabilising South Africa is corruption in high places and the consequent failures in “service delivery”, and incidents like the Marikana massacre that show that the police are out of control.
There is no need for outside agitators to fan the flames of discontent. What needs to be done is to take a serious look at the causes of discontent, and try to remove them.