A quick look at media reports suggests that the Fourth Estate appears to be Shikota's cheerleaders or a PR for the peeved lot.
Since the split by Terror Lekota and later Mbhazima Shilowa's resignation, any nonentity who left the ANC has become a media hero. We can understand Lekota and Shilowa, prominent public figures making news, but not Moses Mayekiso or Mfundi Vundla.
ANC Youth League president Julius Malema's matric results are of no relevance to his leadership aptitude. Shilowa does not have matric, but we do not hear anything about it because, quite frankly, it does not matter. ANC president Jacob Zuma did not go beyond primary school and is a dazzling principal who commands global respect.
The media is crying foul now that the ANC implements its programme of action to celebrate December 16 in Free State. This is a significant date in the history of our liberation. MK was founded on this day in 1961 and surely Shikota could not have missed this in a desperate attempt to steal a rich legacy of the ANC. Yet the commemoration has become an act of intimidation against the born-again democrats.
We eagerly await reports about Frene Ginwala clearing Vusi Pikoli. Will it get the same treatment as the results and resignations and will reports finally put to rest the falsehood that Shikota's efforts to weaken the ANC are driven by principle and commitment to the rule of law and our Constitution?
Mogomotsi Mogodiri, Mbangwa Xaba, Gauteng