The ANC is gearing up for a bruising debate in the run-up to its elective conference about whether or not South Africa should be governed through a constitutional democracy. News24 reports that, months after Minister Lindiwe Sisulu attacked the Constitution, ANC KwaZulu-Natal chairperson and Premier Sihle Zikalala says he believes that constitutional democracy is impeding transformation, and that the ANC should debate doing away with it in favour of parliamentary democracy. The publication explains that at the centre of his argument is the notion that the courts in South Africa are anti-transformation and that the legislature should be the final decider on policies and legislation. But there is also talk within the party that the debate is just part of a factional proxy war within the ANC.
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