Vavi: ANC is its own worst enemy

The former Cosatu general secretary says the ANC’s decline has been a long time coming.

Former Cosatu leader Zwelinzima Vavi.  Picture: Vumani Mkhize/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - Former Cosatu general-secretary Zwelinzima Vavi says the African National Congress has become its own worst enemy and will continue to lose supporters if its leaders continue to score "own goals".

The party has emerged battered and bruised from the local government elections and stands to lose the Nelson Mandela Bay and Tshwane metros to the Democratic Alliance unless it can form a coalition.

Vavi says the ANC's decline has been a long time coming.

"I have warned and warned and warned, that continuing with the own goals that government and the ANC leaders were scoring against themselves will one day lead us into a situation where we are saying 'President Zille'."

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