The Congress of the People would like to go on record in stating that the refugee asylum status granted to Brandon Huntley by Canada, while a shocking decision, is symptomatic of the disillusionment rife across all colour lines in the ANC led South Africa.
This is unfortunately not only an unintended consequence of some ANC policies, but rather a result of the ANC's cynical campaign to exploit the fears based on race of people in the country. Over the last year, populist and extremists in the ANC such as Julius Malema have been trying to whip the masses into a frenzy of anti-white, sentiment. "Wit Gevaar" is one of the watchwords of post Polokwane blameshifting tactics.
On the other end of the spectrum, there are unprecedented service delivery protests, with scenes reminiscent of the height of apartheid. While towns are burning, the ruling party are content to play a cynical game of gerrymandering and of blaming everyone else for the current , dismal state of affairs. The electorate they claim to serve are being left behind mere months after carrying them to success in the General Election.
The ANC have had 15 years to begin to make a dent in the legacy of racial disharmony and poor service delivery. That they have failed in their mandate of making South Africa a "home for all" is worrying. What is an even bigger worry is that they are using the tactic of "divide and conquer" to ensure that they continue to cling to power.