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Johannesburg - The ANC was "cracking up" as its members fought for positions of power, the Democratic Alliance leader Helen Zille said on Saturday.
"The truth is the ANC has started cracking up and it will continue," she said in a speech prepared for delivery at the DA provincial congress in Bloemfontein.
"The only issue is the scramble for power to get the spoils of power and enrich yourself and your close political allies."
The ruling party was trapped in a "corruption gridlock."
She said the party was also divided between people who believed in a shared future and those who wanted conflict and racism.
She said ANC Youth League leader Julius Malema's singing of "dubul' ibhunu" (shoot the boer) and the racial tension that followed, were signs of a crisis in the country.
Zille said her party should use the "crisis" to build a new majority that could win elections from the ANC.
"We mustn't flop back into apathy the minute we think the crisis is over. In fact we can minimise crises by consistent hard work in between them," she said.
She described the ruling party as "racial nationalists who wanted to take the country to conflict and division."
Instead of addressing service delivery, the ANC played the "race card" to blame "its failures on the whites," she said "The ANC has already split once, and all the signs are that it will do so again in the not-too-distant future."
When this happened the DA would be there to offer a credible political home.
Through coalitions with other political parties the DA would extend its power base beyond the Western Cape, Zille said.
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