Political analysts have expressed their scepticism about the Shikota national convention to be held in Johannesburg at the weekend.
Yesterday Steve Friedman said: "What if the opposition parties that are there say they want to form a strong opposition to the ANC led by Chief Mangosuthu Buthelezi?"
Professor Tinyiko Maluleke said the Shikota initiative needed to have more depth than its disgruntlement with the ANC .
Aubrey Matshiqi warned that by adopting the Freedom Charter the initiative seemed set to operate in the same historical space as the ANC, which would militate against their ability to show themselves as independent . - Ido Lekota