I was somewhat taken aback by a little snippet in the report of Secretary-general of the ANC, Kgalema Motlanthe.

In discussing the "scorecard" for the different provincial branches of the ANC, there was this little gem in the part about the Western Cape branch:
Factionalism has been prevalent since the party now has access to public resources after winning the province.
Another one:
The lessons to be learnt from KZN include how comrades deployed in government ensure that people on the ground benefit from initiatives meant to building a better life for them.
Bold as brass, I reckon. Clearly there is no distinction between party and state, or in this instance, party and provincial administration.