ANC renewal high on NEC’s agenda

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Reflecting on what the African National Congress (ANC) has done to renew itself is high on the agenda of the party’s National Executive Committee’s meeting this weekend.

This follows the former party president Thabo Mbeki’s scathing attack on the ANC saying it has failed to renew itself despite resolving to do so at its 2017 conference.

The party’s national spokesperson, Mahlengi Bhengu-Motsiri says, “In the culture of the ANC, we really do defer to the views of our elders and we have noted the comments by the former president. The good thing following the memorial service of our struggle stalwart Aziz Pahad is that we are also going to the National Executive Committee. Part of the reflection that’s really going to be taking place is how far we’ve gone on the journey to renewal but we think that there are many things that the ANC will reflect on that provides evidence that the journey to renewal is on.”