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It was just a matter of time before the ANC recalled Nelson Mandela to assist in the rebuilding of the organisation since it is slowly disintegrating.
The Free State branch's call for a door-to-door campaign to collect signatures for Mandela's birthday is an example of a movement in desperation trying to evaluate its support base and start its early election campaign.
But this will not serve their purpose since many people will sign in support of Mandela. The (ab)use of his name to resuscitate the faltering image and dignity of the party will only taint his reputation.
Yes, Mandela is a product of the ANC but after the collective leadership of Mandela, Walter Sisulu, Albert Luthuli, and Oliver Tambo the movement has become a league of power hungry individuals.
It has deteriorated into a get-rich-quick organisation.
Mandela epitomises what leadership, compassion and vision is all about, while the movement's dignity and reputation are free falling.
Many people love Mandela and want to associate with him but not with the ANC because it is perceived as a movement without direction, infested by greedy individuals whose sole purpose is to abuse the power invested in them.
So the use of Mandela's name to lure prospective voters will not work this time around after so many bungles by the ANC.