On March 17, 1992, a referendum was held in which only white voters participated. The vote essentially centred on whether to end apartheid or not.
Speculation about a breakaway has been mounting during the past 12 months, with there having been reports about discontent from senior leaders of the SACP.
Ever since his speech at the January 8 Statement earlier this year, the recurring theme in the governing party has been that of unity, as it prepares for its elective conference later this year.
The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) is hosting its third plenum in Kempton Park this weekend.
Without availing himself for the position – he wouldn’t do that because the national leadership has warned members against it – Mantashe said he was not a bag carrier or a runner for anybody.
Since the start of the year, the ANC has warned its structures and affiliates about jumping the gun, as the process to elect the next President of the ANC had not yet begun.
Speaking in KwaDukuza at the weekend, Zikalala said land expropriation should be put back on the agenda, with the view to speeding up the process.
Jazz legend Thandi Klaasen passed away on Sunday, and members of several political parties have paid tribute to her on social media.
Mantashe, who was speaking at a party rally in the Western Cape at the weekend, told supporters that they should not allow the wool to be pulled over their eyes in the build-up to ANC’s elective conference later this year.
It has been speculated that the major bank could be forced to pay back R2.25-billion to the fiscus, after Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane suggested remedial action be taken in her preliminary report on the bank.