The African National Congress(ANC) in South Africa decides who will lead their nation by becoming its president since most people in the nation follow its suggestions on voting. Today, the ANC lashed out at its former head, President Thabo Mbeki, and announced its intention to initiate procedures that might result in forcing a collapse of his government along with his resignation. President Mbeki responded by agreeing to resign in order to avoid a divisive era in his nation’s history. Mbeki has been engaged in a feud with Jacob Zuma, the current head of the ANC, and its acrimonious consequences have resulted in hatred between the two former colleagues. ANC leaders believe Mbeki is the one responsible for the current investigation into Jacob Zuma’s actions which many believe involve charges of corruption. The ANC announced its intention “to recall the president of the republic before his term of office expires. Our decision has been communicated to him.”
The ANC action is most probably a response to a recent ruling by High Court Judge Chris Nicholson who ruled charges of corruption against Zuma may have entailed actions by Mbeki of undue influence in the investigation. This action is merely the latest in ongoing complaints against Mbeki for his failure to act in an impartial manner during the current crisis in Zmbabwe where he has blatantly supported the corrupt and brutal regime of Robert Mugabe.