Last night, i was forwarded an explosive, internal ANC email. It was originally sent to President Jacob Zuma from Ralph Stander, an ex-member of the Western Cape Provincial Executive Committee (PEC). It’s the most important ANC email i’ve read. It’s more important than when i received the criminal record of Oudtshoorn’s ANC Mayor, Gordon April (which the DA strangely kept secret).
The email i received was sent from Jan Waarheid. I’m assuming that’s a fake name name so i’m forging ahead with this blog before receiving a response from him/her. Ralph Stander has confirmed that he is the author but has refused to discuss it with me. I’m hoping that he changes his mind.
It must be considered that this email is a continuation of the vicious faction battles in the Western Cape. However, it reads with sincerity; a long-term ANC member lost within an ANC that has lost its moral ground. It exposes serious questions and situations in the public interest.
“Don’t bother with Coloureds, we don’t need them.”
Ralph Stander is a resident of my town. I’ve repeatedly queried him regards the ANC’s dubious actions, or rather lack of action, in DA-led Knysna. My biggest concern was that the ANC had failed to be opposition, seemingly working with the DA. The goal of Opposition is to be opposition. Without it, our democracy is undermined.
As Stander, at one stage, was the highest ranking ANC member in our town, i held him most responsible for the ANC’s failure to act against DA crimes and maladministration (that i’d exposed beyond doubt).
In his email to President Zuma, a few of my issues are mentioned, him complaining that he presented them to the ANC but that they, on that and many other matters, had failed to act.
“It’s no secret that election rigging and delegate buying was the order of the day and that ANC leadership positions were sold to the highest bidder.”
The biggest topic Stander poses is the seeming ANC belief that Blacks are more important than Coloureds. He goes into detail about the deliberate erosion of Coloured leadership within the ANC’s ranks.
His email includes ANC internal battles and mentions of well known personalities such as Marius Fransman and Faiez Jacobs. He directly addresses corruption within the PEC and the Regional Executive Committee (REC).
Local issues in which he considers the ANC failed include the Rheenendal bus crash (15 children were killed), the struggles of forestry communities and housing delivery failures.
Gain insight into the ANC.
Download RALPH STANDER’S FULL 6-PAGE EMAIL TO PRESIDENT JACOB ZUMA. Alternatively, you can listen to the audio recording (top of page) of me reading it.
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