By Tarisai Masimba
The African National Congress (ANC) is facing a major challenge in its continued support for the Zimbabwean ruling party, Zanu-PF. Despite the widespread human rights abuses and economic mismanagement that have plagued Zimbabwe under Zanu-PF, the ANC has continued to provide political support for the party, in a bid to strengthen its ties with other African countries.
However, this support for Zanu-PF may prove to be the downfall of the ANC, as increasing numbers of Zimbabweans are fleeing the country to escape the misrule of the ruling party. The Zimbabwean crisis has resulted in a massive influx of immigrants into South Africa, which has put a strain on the country’s resources and caused social tensions to rise.
The rise in Zimbabwean immigration has created a number of problems for South Africa, including a strain on the country’s social and economic resources, an increase in crime and security problems, and a decline in the quality of life for South Africans. Furthermore, the ANC’s continued support for Zanu-PF is fueling resentment and anger among South Africans, who are struggling to cope with the growing number of immigrants in their country.
The continued support of the ANC for Zanu-PF is also undermining its own credibility and legitimacy in the eyes of the international community. The ANC has long been seen as a champion of human rights and democracy, and its continued support for a government that is widely criticized for human rights abuses and economic mismanagement is damaging its reputation.
In addition to the problems caused by the influx of Zimbabwean immigrants, the ANC’s continued support for Zanu-PF is also sending a clear message to the Zimbabwean people that it does not care about their struggles. The ANC’s silence on the human rights abuses and economic mismanagement of Zanu-PF is viewed by many as a lack of concern for the welfare of the Zimbabwean people.
Finally, the ANC’s continued support for Zanu-PF is a dangerous gamble that is likely to result in its own downfall. The ANC must reconsider its position and take a stand against the human rights abuses and economic mismanagement that are causing so much suffering in Zimbabwe. If it fails to do so, it risks losing the support of the South African people and damaging its reputation on the international stage.