African National Congress president Cyril Ramaphosa has blamed factionalism, patronage, corruption and competition for divisions in the governing party.

He was delivering the January 8 statement in celebration of the party’s 106th anniversary at the Buffalo stadium in East London.

Ramaphosa says they’ll immediately embark on a programme aimed at rebuilding the organisation.

“The ANC 54th national conference recognised that the movement has become deeply divided. The leaders of your organisation were continually in conflict. Structures of the movement we have found that they were weakened and the confidence of the people of our country are actually been eroded. We found that this had led to a social distance between the elected leaders and the electorates this had damaged the bond between the ANC and our people.”


ANC Statement (Text)