Political scientist Lukhona Mnguni says the country needs to talk about a future beyond the African National Congress (ANC) as the party has decided to sink the whole country into a divisive discourse that goes against the common good.
He commented on the upcoming meeting between the party leadership and former President Jacob Zuma to discuss his refusal to testify to the Judicial Commission of Inquiry into allegations of state imprisonment.
Zuma is asked by the commission to respond to nearly 50 witnesses who implicated him.
Mnguni says what sparked the meeting is the tremendous pressure the party is facing over court rulings and the governance of the ANC.
He says the state should plan scenarios to ensure no one is injured and there is no bloodshed should Zuma be arrested. He says no possibility should be turned down.
Mnguni elaborates on his views in the following video:
Zuma has vowed not to return to the Zondo Commission, citing biased elements, among other things.
Some members of the uMkhonto weSizwe Military Veterans Association (MKVA) camped outside his home in Nkandla, KwaZulu-Natal, pledging to protect the former president from arrest.