The Future of the ANC

South Africans expressed frustration with their leader Jacob Zuma, booing as he took the stage at yesterday's memorial for Nelson Mandela. (Reuters/Siphiwe Sibeko)

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Yesterday, we caught a glimpse of the public view of President Jacob Zuma when he was booed at the Mandela memorial. Increasingly young South Africans are criticizing the legendary party calling it bloated, saying it has lost its moral authority. Today, we're looking at the future of the ANC.



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Whither the African National Congress

"Our government is worse than the apartheid government. One day we will start praying for the defeat of the ANC."

Archbishop Desmond Tutu, 2 years ago on the corruption of the ANC

The African National Congress, the party of both Nelson Mandela and Jacob Zuma, is taking a beating. The ANC faces accusations of failing to tackle the AIDS epidemic, allowing sky rocketing unemployment among blacks, and of widespread corruption.

Just last week before the death of Nelson Mandela, President Zuma was in the midst of a corruption scandal, accused of spending the equivalent of $21 million dollars of taxpayers' money on renovations to his private home. For many the party that helped free South Africa is broken.


  • Mzwandile Masina is the acting President of the ANC's Youth League, an office Nelson Mandela once held, in 1951. Mzwandile Masina was in Johannesburg as well.

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This segment was produced by The Current's Lara O'Brien and Peter Mitton.

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