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In 1955 the ANC and its alliance partners adopted the Freedom Charter, which united the majority of South Africans under one banner.
Three years later Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe divorced the ANC and formed the PAC.
He objected to the charters' claim that South Africa belongs to all who live in it. Half a century after Sobukwe formed the PAC it is being ravaged by scandals and divisions.
Bantu Holomisa is another casualty. He formed his UDM after the ANC expelled him. Today he is an ordinary MP who represents a party that does not have an adequate proxy to act as an efficient opposition.
A few weeks after Thabo Mbeki was recalled, former ANC chairman Mosiuoa Lekota threatened to form a political party. History shows that individuals who form political parties based on emotions and anger do not thrive.
Lekota says the PAC failed because it diverted from the charter, but the charter is ANC property and if expelled, he cannot adopt it because he will be infringing on the 1977 Copyright Act.
Lekota was just as enthusiastic before Polokwane, anticipating an overwhelming victory for Mbeki, whose faction was humiliated by Jacob Zuma and his allies.
We are just a few months away from the elections and if Lekota forms his own party, he will suffer the same humiliation as in Polokwane.
Mpho Ramokolo, Nelspruit