Reverend Frank Chikane presented a document titled ‘Saving the Soul of the ANC’ to the national officials of the ruling party. Here is an executive summary of the document:
THE SOUL OF THE ANC UNDER ATTACK
The Soul of the ANC is under severe attack not from external forces as we would have thought, but from its own members and leaders. At the beginning, and in our regular ‘balance of forces’ analysis since the unbanning of the liberation movements, we expected the attack and threats to come from external (counter-revolutionary) forces and did not think much about internal threats, which can be considered as ‘counter-revolutionary’. In fact, we missed the point that the counter-revolutionary project could be planted within the Movement itself.