ANC stalwart Tokyo Sexwale says he fears the possible collapse of the 54th ANC National Elective Conference due to recent adverse court judgments and allegations of vote-buying.
Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa and ANC Member of Parliament Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma are the front-runners to succeed President Jacob Zuma as party leader.
The conference is expected to be delayed as the party’s National Executive Committee holds an emergency meeting following court judgments against the party in KwaZulu-Natal, the Free State and the North West.
Sexwale says the country has lost all hope in the ruling party’s processes because of increasing corruption.
“The corruption is so bad that poor people now decide that the only way I can correct that is through the processes of the law and luckily we have constitution, but I hope everything is all resolved. For the first time coming to the ANC conference shaking because you do not know whether we will start, if do we start, whether we will finish, but we are praying and holding right that it goes well.”