With the poor health of the ex South African President as well as national icon Nelson Mandela, the fate of National Congress in the country is going to be changed. As it is reported by the media that the veteran politician has been kept on life support system due to the deterioration of his condition, the political principles and affairs of South Africa are soon to enter a period of instability, say experts.
Mandela, a true touchstone for African National Congress
Nelson Mandela, the anti-apartheid revolutionary leader, has been considered as a vital ‘standard’ for the authenticity of his political party ‘African National Congress’ or ANC.
Archbishop Desmond Tutu is another remarkable politician who proved his leadership through the anti-apartheid movement and secured a strong position in the South African politics right after Mandela. According to him, the African National Congress (ANC) is much similar to the previous National Party. It was the National Party government which enforced the racial segregation system called ‘apartheid’ in South Africa for the first time as the then President Jacob Zuma was reluctant to issue a visa to the Dalai Lama.
African National Congress is losing popularity
In last few years, the number of scandals revolving around the members of the governing party African National Congress (ANC) has gone up surprisingly.
Tutu has already declared that the ANC will lose his vote in the subsequent elections. Moreover, the family of Mandela has reportedly been entering a bitter quarrel by saying that the archbishop has openly requested them to stop publicizing the internal issues of the party in public.
New possibilities are coming up gradually
As the boat of ANC is sinking along with Nelson Mandela, the signs of new growth are also being visible.
According to political experts, Cyril Ramaphosa is all set to start his journey as the next ANC leader as well as the president of the Republic of South Africa. He played an important role in the transition to a non-racial democracy from the apartheid in the period from 1993 to 1994. It has been said that the government under him will be completely different from the present one.
The Democratic Alliance (DA), which is the official opposition party of the ANC, is trying to boost its share of vote under the leadership of Lindiwe Mazibuko. On the other hand, anti-apartheid icon Mamphel Ramphele has also come up with her new political party named ‘Agang SA’. She is putting continuous efforts in securing a strong position in the national politics, says the report.