The government also saw another embarrassing episode in Parliament, which reached such chaotic levels that the speaker, Baleka Mbete, also the ANC
chairwoman, panicked and called the police, who stormed into the house fully armed and apprehended an opposition member.
The second revolt came in the form of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), established in 2013 and led by Julius Malema along with other expelled ANC
Youth League figures.
In the last elections in 2009, the ANC
won more than 60 percent of the votes.
As a founder member of the ANC
military wing's Johannesburg regional command, Motsoaledi hid recruits and helped send them abroad for military training and procuring armaments, according to evidence at the Rivonia trial.
Jimmy Mtolo, local ANC
leader, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, 2009 (assailant engaged Mtolo in a conversation before drawing a gun and firing two shots into him at close range)
has also been accused of increasingly authoritarian tendencies.
We have been able to reach 100 years because of the leadership quality that we have had in the ANC
," continued Mthembu.
uptake was different among different age groups (p=0.
It accepts collective responsibility for both the achievements and shortcomings of successive ANC
administrations since 1994,' spokesperson Jessie Duarte said in a statement which noted the media reports but did not say whether an apology could be expected.
Zuma, who danced and sang his trademark "Bring me my machine gun" anti-apartheid anthem, stressed the ANC
was "not yet celebrating victory", although with some 60 per cent of votes counted, it was set for a resounding win.
Zuma, perhaps wary of opposition presidential candidate, Mvume Dandala, leader of the breakaway ANC
faction - the Congress of the People (Cope) party - formed last year by dissident members of the ANC
, has warned supporters that the ANC
needs to win a two-third majority victory if it were to carry out its program of land reform, helping the poor and economic prosperity.
The elder statestman, who led his country out of apartheid and fostered reconciliation, has steered clear of politics and the power struggles that have hurt the ANC
over recent years.