ANC NEC member Thabang Makwetla says delegates at the party’s national elective conference next month must be brave enough to reject the proposal of expanding the party’s leadership from the current top six. Makwetla was addressing ANC members near Thohoyandou in Limpopo at the memorial lecture for activist George Ramadzuli, who was killed when an explosive device went off while he was on the mission to bomb the Delmas Magistrate’s Court in 1984.
Makwetla says the idea of expanding the ANC’s leadership is not in the organisation’s interests, because its real aim is to accommodate two factions in the top six
“We should reject anyone who is going to find a nice way for suggesting that we must strike deals among ourselves as ANC. There’s a view that the leadership of the ANC at the top must be expanded, they are saying that the ANC must have two deputy presidents, two deputy secretaries, we must say no.”