As the rift in the South African ruling African National Congress (ANC) party leadership becomes more and more apparent, its support base continues to come under threat.
The Congress of Traditional Leaders South Africa (Contralesa) has decided to withdraw its allegiance to ANC should the party fail to meet its long list of demands before the year-end.
Contralesa which concluded its three day congress over the weekend is demanding, among others, that President Jacob Zuma grants convicted King Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo of the abaThembu people a pardon.
Contralesa said that for the past 22 years, the ANC had failed to accelerate land redistribution and the Kings, Queens and Chiefs, want the party to restore their dignity, by signing into law the controversial Traditional Courts Bill. It has given the government a 60-day deadline to meet their demands.
Meanwhile, Contralesa has thrown its weight behind the decision of the government to withdraw from the International Criminal Court (ICC).
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK