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IT ALL started with the removal of Thabo Mbeki. This was followed by the purging of the "pro-Mbeki" premiers. We thought the war was over but it seems not.
After the general elections the ANC's deployment committee made sure that it appointed provincial people that are "pro-something".
It seems that if you are not "pro that" or "pro this", you a re left out in the cold. It is important to check whether the complaints of the SACP and Cosatu were valid. Both complained that if Mbeki were given a third term the two centres of power would continue .
The two centres of power seemed valid then but now, with the Jacob Zuma administration, one sees it continuing. Yet Blade Nzimande and Zwelinzima Vavi are saying nothing about it.
Gauteng' s premier is not the ANC provincial chairperson, nor are the premiers chairpersons in North West, Eastern Cape and Northern Cape. Now who is fooling whom?
The war is filtering down to heads of department who were Mbeki appointees . After directors-general it will be commissioners, municipal mayors and then managers.
The only people who seem to be safe are shop floor people. Those in the upper echelons of power are in for a hot 2009 last quarter.
Even Helen Zille is feeling the heat. She protested at Wits this week against scrapping provinces.
Tito Mboweni is gone and so is Trevor Manuel, with a pseudo-powerful position. Manuel knows that his position was simply created to deal with investor sentiments.
Gwede Mantashe does all the planning and performance management. Why is Mantashe carrying out municipal performance audits that are Manuel's duty?
By next week John Hlope will be chief justice. Pius Langa is going because he was appointed by the wrong man. God knows what will happen to Marumo Moerane?
Manuel's wife, Maria Ramos, saw the tsunami coming and jumped ship to Absa.
And Reserve Bank governor Gill Marcus is expected to smile and implement Cosatu's crazy policies .
Matela Mthwalo, Klerksdorp