Kenneth Meshoe reflects on what has gone wrong with the leaders in South Africa.

Kenneth Meshoe reflects on what has gone wrong with the leaders in South Africa. Image: Luke Daniel,

ACDP’s Meshoe reflects: Understands Zuma, unsure about Ramaphosa

Meshoe contemplates the shortcomings of South African leaders and discusses ACDP potential to instigate change.

Kenneth Meshoe reflects on what has gone wrong with the leaders in South Africa.

Kenneth Meshoe reflects on what has gone wrong with the leaders in South Africa. Image: Luke Daniel,

Kenneth Meshoe, the leader of the African Christian Democratic Party (ACDP), expressed that he comprehends former President Jacob Zuma better than Cyril Ramaphosa.

South African leaders extend the legacy of wasted years

Meshoe, reflecting on his three decades as a parliament member, mentioned his interactions with various leaders over the years. 

Regarding Ramaphosa, he expressed confusion, stating that he needed clarification about the president’s principles or agenda.

Meshoe made these remarks during an interview on The Citizen’s political podcast, ‘The Movement’. 

 He compared Ramaphosa’s presidency to Zuma’s, stating that both were equally problematic.

According to The Citizen, Meshoe stated that Zuma had stood up for South Africa’s sovereignty against Western powers.

Meshoe also addressed the policies his party would enact if they assumed power following the elections on 29 May.

Regarding land redistribution, Meshoe claimed that certain ANC ministers possessed farms or parcels of land intended for distribution to ordinary South Africans.

Meshoe expressed his disappointment at the corruption allegations involving numerous MPs, including former parliamentary speaker Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula. 

He emphasised that the ACDP remained a viable choice for voters due to its retention of credible leaders within its ranks. 

Meshoe touched upon the significance of moral regeneration and integrating biblical values into society.

Will the ANC weather the storm of the 2024 elections?

As South Africa approaches another post-apartheid election, the ruling African National Congress (ANC), which has grappled with internal divisions since the advent of democracy, encounters yet another challenge from a breakaway faction.

The formation of the uMkhonto weSizwe (MK) party within the ANC is not unprecedented, as there have been instances of breakaway factions in previous elections.

Ironically, many of these breakaway factions tend to emerge just before elections.

According to IOL, in 2008, the Congress of the People (Cope) was established following the African National Congress’s (ANC) decision to recall former President Thabo Mbeki. 

 The ANC National Executive Committee took this action following an extensive meeting in Johannesburg.

According to the SABC News, olitical analysts, the recent expulsion of several senior members from the uMkhonto WeSizwe (MK) Party is unlikely to influence the forthcoming general election.

This decision follows the announcement by the party’s national leadership regarding the expulsion of Jabulani Khumalo, who registered the party in September last year, along with four other members.

In a released statement, the party attributed its decision to expel certain members to efforts by external forces to undermine the stability of the MK Party. 

Following his court appearance earlier this month, Zuma emphasised that the current leadership was interim. 

He highlighted that significant changes were still forthcoming within the party. Additionally, he advised against internal conflicts over leadership roles.