In recent years, Thabo Mbeki, the former president of the Republic of South Africa and a prominent figure in the African National Congress (ANC), has not shied away from confronting the current president of South Africa and ANC leader, Cyril Matamela Ramaphosa, both in the public eye and within the ruling party.
Mbeki has consistently voiced his concerns about the manner in which President Cyril Ramaphosa’s Cabinet and National Executive Committee (NEC) manage the country and the ANC. His concerns have centered around the slow progress of the ANC’s renewal project.
Expressing his frustration, Mbeki lamented, “Nothing substantial has occurred in terms of renewing the ANC,” pointing a critical finger at President Cyril Matamela Ramaphosa’s National Executive Committee.
The former South African president has been a vocal advocate for reinvigorating and renewing the ANC, a project aimed at revitalizing the party’s principles, practices, and its relationship with the South African public. Mbeki’s criticisms reflect his ongoing commitment to the party’s core values and his desire to see the ANC regain its past glory.
This is a recurring challenge that reveals deep-seated concerns within the ANC regarding the party’s direction, leadership, and commitment to its historical objectives.
Mbeki’s outspoken stance on these issues continues to generate discussion and debate within the ANC and among the South African public