ANC madwoman calls The Times the “third force”

ANC spokeswoman Jessie Duarte unleashed her hatred of The Times on one unsuspecting journalist interviewing her on the ruling party’s use of social media. It was an astonishing (yet not terribly surprising) assault that says volumes about the party’s approach to press freedom and the inevitable criticism of power structures (and of Msholozi) that such a concept entails.

She also confirmed the ANC’s time-honoured approach to dealing with criticism: “I would call you a racist if you weren’t black,” she told the reporter.

Listen to the interview here.

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