African National Congress (ANC) secretary-general Ace Magashule says its current Lekgotla will focus on improving the economy.

South Africa has been battered economically in recent times. VAT and fuel increases have increasingly burdened the poor.

Magashule says the time has come for the party to forcefully implement its decisions. The ANC NEC Lekgotla is seeking critical change in its decisions and how to best implement them.

Magashule says the ANC has learnt from past mistakes.

The elephant in the room was the huge economic challenges the country faces. The ANC Secretary General also hinted that the party was concerned about the impact of increased VAT and the fuel hike.

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