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The African Christian Democratic Party in a statement issued on Saturday  after its national federal council meeting this weekend, said the African National Congress was in turmoil.

 

“It has no leadership and no direction. The statements by minister Zwane announcing a judicial commission of inquiry into the banking licensing system was totally destructive to our economy. The fact that the presidency later corrected this statement shows the fractures in the ANC. How is it possible that a national minister can make such a damaging statement?” the statement said.

 

The ACDP demanded that “the presidency stops its war with the Treasury” and take steps to follow the National Development Plan which was widely accepted as a sound economic programme, it said.

 

 

The South African Communist Party said Zuma needed to consider further action following Zwane’s statements and the presidency’s subsequent “distancing the Cabinet from those utterances”.

 

South Africa was at a crossroads and needed clear leadership.