The ANC in 2007 feared conflict between the Union Buildings and Luthuli House.
The former ANC leader made no bones about the effects of Jacob Zuma's rise to power
The party is turning its back on a long-standing tradition of passing values from one generation to the next.
The contrast between this year's policy conference and the ANC's first one in 1990 could not be starker.
Sekuwumlando ukuthi uKhongolose waqeda umbuso wamaBhunu, kepha ngeke umlando ulethe umsebenzi, imfundo yamahhala, nokubuyiswa komhlaba ebantwini.
The NEC hopes the succession battle -- because that's what it is -- will be civil and conducted within the rules. Good luck.