In order to move forward from this quagmire it finds itself in the ANC must let Jacob Zuma be their candidate for president.
He might have brought tribal politics to the fore but that is not as bad as crony politics.
Mosiuoa Lekota's group might look like a multicultural mix of individuals but I doubt if the cronyism he has learnt from his mentor, good old Mzizi, will come to an end.
We must ask ourselves when we vote next year: which is worse for this country, a crony politician or a kind, tribalist who has a soft spot for the people.
The choice is clear.
Mashudu Ramano, Midrand