Flash Briefing: ANC factionalism a threat to SA democracy; ANC for Covid grant extension; DA sexual assault scandal

News headlines:
*The ANC's deepening divisions and factionalism remain the biggest threat to the party and the country's democratic gains.
*The ANC has called for the extension of the R350 Covid-19 grant introduced in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.
*Nine months into his tenure as the DA's leader in the Western Cape, Albert Fritz has asked his party bosses to allow him to step aside to deal with a sexual assault scandal.