PODCAST | Taking The Rams By The Horns: Mbalula is in the house. Lights. Camera. Action.

In this episde of Taking The Rams By The Horns on SowetanLIVE, previews what awaits us during Fikile Mbalula's reign as ANC secretary general.

02 February 2023 - 08:00
ANC SG Fikile Mbalula.
Image: SUPPLIED ANC SG Fikile Mbalula.

Will the office of the ANC's secretary general ever be same after it has been occupied by an incumbent who makes and chases headlines?

Rams Mabote in his latest podcast of Taking The Rams By The Horns asks this and other questions following the ascension of Mbalula to the secretary general's office.


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Mabote, who compares Mbaks to ex-US president Donald Trump, further probes whether Mbalula does have what it takes to become the party's future president.

He makes reference to a statement Mbalula made recently in which he blames state capture, instead of the ANC or his fellow comrades, for most of the service delivery problems being faced by the country.

Mabote quotes political analyst Prince Mashele, who has a low opinion of Mbalula.

Sowetan political reporter Nomazima Nkosi was in studio to talk about how she and other political journalists have to sift through the noise, metaphors and innuendos to understand Mbaks during media briefings.

The other is: will Mbaks will get along with his deputy secretaries general Nomvula Mokonyane and Maropene Ramokgopa. Time will tell.