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RAMAPHOSA WELCOMES MANTASHE’S REPORT ON STATE OF ANC

JOHANNESBURG – Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa says he believes the organisational report on the African National Congress (ANC) is an honest account of the problems facing the party.

He’s been speaking at the ANC’s policy conference in Nasrec.

ANC secretary-general Gwede Mantashe’s report details the divisions in the ANC and says the leaked Gupta emails are hurting the organisation.

Ramaphosa says this document is a good place to start.

“As you know, the ANC is a living organism. It will go through its own ups and downs and that document looks at a number of issues facing the ANC.”

The ANC Youth League, however, has disagreed with Mantashe over his report.

Mantashe presented his diagnostic report which revealed that many people were unhappy about scandals such as the Nkandla Constitutional Court judgment, spy tapes saga and the Cabinet reshuffle, all of which involve President Jacob Zuma.

According to the report, support for the ruling party has been on an accelerated decline.

 

ANC Youth League President Collen Maine says he disagrees with Mantashe.

“We don’t agree that people are unhappy because Zuma is not the ANC.”

Meanwhile, there have been many questions by ANC leaders about the president and whether he’s to blame for the party’s dwindling support.

But Police Minister Fikile Mbalula, an ANC national executive committee (NEC) member, says removing Zuma won’t solve the party’s problems.

He says the ANC’s NEC has taken a decision and won’t recall him from the Union Buildings.

“The overall account that our president is the only one accountable for what has happened in those metros is not entirely true.”

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)

ANC Secretary General Gwede Mantashe briefs members of the media on the programme of the ANC National Policy Conference at Nasrec. Picture: Thomas Holder/EWN

ANC Secretary General Gwede Mantashe briefs members of the media on the programme of the ANC National Policy Conference at Nasrec. Picture: Thomas Holder/EWN

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