Originally Posted by mhgaffney
If the ANC is impotent it's because when the Apartheid regime agreed to cede political power -- the ANC gave the white rulers a concession -- which turned out to be major -- whites would remain in control of the economy.
This explains why the ANC has been unable to deliver a better life for the mass of blacks. The poverty has continued as under Apartheid -- which explains the anger of many blacks and the violence directed at whites.
The solution is economic justice -- but this is easier said than done. It will take generations.
The ANC had the ability to drop billions on weapons that they couldn't afford and definitely did not need in the quantity they purchased. So I wouldn't say they were exactly impotent.