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KZN chief whip of the ANC, Wandile Mkhize, sent sport minister Fikile Mbalula an sms an hour before he was shot dead outside his home in Margate on the weekend. Mkhize was leader of the ANC youth league before Julius Malema. He is an ANC insider. The sms highlights the battle for power happening inside the ANC right now. News24.com has details of the sms:
I will not speak for many. But my observation stems from the contradictions and how we handled things in the YL [ANC Youth League] when u comrades left. Other contradictions are informed by contest for space by former leaders of the YL within the ANC NEC. The stories and lies we fed as members to some of u in leadership further served to deepen the contradiction.
“But now Mbaks [Mbulala’s nickname] we are here. ANC and pipo [sic] beyond ANC need us united and focused. The more time we spend against each other the more we put our country in crisis. Am worried dat [sic] if we collectively don’t rise above what divide us, Mangaung will be worse than Polokwane and our movement and country will be at great risk.
Mtchana I can [do] whatever I can to either bring JZ on board, or some senior leaders of KZN. Our movement lost the likes of [Jabu] Moloketi any many brains after Polokwane, we can’t afford to lose or sideline anyone anymore. We need u all.
Evidence of the lies and deception between factions in the ANC, in the ongoing battle to take over the constitutional right to loot the incomes of the productive people.