ANC must adopt OR Tambo values to recover: Mantashe

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African National Congress (ANC) National Chaiperson, Gwede Mantashe has said the ruling party has reached its lowest level and in order to recover it must adopt and embrace the values of former president OR Tambo.

He was speaking on Friday at a wreath laying ceremony at the Tambo memorial in Wattville, Johannesburg.

He also spoke about the current debate on whether the party’s newly-elected National Executive Committee should recall President Jacob Zuma as leader of the country or let him finish his term which ends in 2019.

Mantashe says the NEC must be given the space to deal with the matter in the best interest of the party.

“If we can’t do the right thing, we must offer to resign and if we can’t do that we are failing Oliver Tambo. When there is a leadership of the ANC, there is the basic requirement that that leader must analyse the movement broadly. We must talk African National Congress and as we analyse the ANC, there is nothing called a no go area,” says Mantashe.

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