Nobel Peace Prize winner Desmond Tutu is still at work trying to spread peace in South Africa. He said that he would welcome the creation of a workable opposition in South Africa, after ruling party rivalry forced former president Thabo Mbeki to resign, according to the Associated Press. The tension between Mbeki and African National Congress leader Jacob Zuma has prompted daily media reports of a potential split within the ruling party. A seemingly bad move since the next election is just months away in April 2009.
The Archbishop also said ANC leader Zuma should not accept the position of president when corruption assertions continue to loom over him. He cautioned that the ANC's broil could lead to ongoing political battles as rival leaders strive for power and ballooning social tensions heighten the chance of violence.