The African National Congress (ANC) chairperson in KwaZulu-Natal Sihle Zikalala has criticised party members who purport to champion the party’s Radical Economic Transformation (RET) agenda. Zikalala was addressing the party’s eThekwini regional conference in Durban on Saturday.
He has questioned why those members, who he has not named, are claiming to be associated with Radical Economic Transformation, but who he claims have failed to implement the policy despite being in government.
“The programme of the organisation are not programmes of faction and must not be factionalised. There are those who were in government before, they did less to implement RET, but today they call themselves a group of RET. Such groups are factionalising programmes of the ANC, but they have been nowhere in the implementation of that programme. You cannot be deployed by the same movement to advance its policies then you keep quiet and don’t implement policies when you are out you begin to say you stand for transformation.”
#ANCEThekwini Zikalala:There are leaders who are available for conferences and not organisational work. We must deal with leaders who hold meetings parallel to structures,we must reject national leaders who tell us who to elect. #sabcnews
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In Mpumalanga, ANC Deputy Chairperson calls for unity
Mpumalanga African National Congress (ANC) Deputy Chairperson, Speed Mashilo has told delegates at the Ehlanzeni regional conference to disband all lobby groups and work towards rebuilding the party.
Mashilo was delivering the keynote address at the eighth regional conference of the Ehlanzeni region in Mbombela.
About 290 delegates are expected to vote for new leadership. Jackie Macie and Gileon Mashigo have been nominated for the Chairperson positions.
Mashilo says there are no winners and losers as it’s all about the ANC.
“Comrade, all of us have lobby groups, those are not factions. We are in a conference the ANC taught us that after the conference, all lobby groups must be disbanded, tomorrow we must be united,” says Mashilo.