ANC in for an ugly fight
The Constitutional Court of South Africa ruled that President Jacob Zuma had failed to uphold, defend and respect the Constitution. The President did not offer his resignation despite this condemning verdict. This started a heated discussion in and outside the ANC with many critical remarks coming also from prominent ANC members who fear that the ANC would lose important votes in urban areas at the next local government election on August 3rd. The party is urged to modernise and to give up cadre discipline which had developed during the fight against apartheid and which is still dominating internal party discussions helping to cover widespread corruption.