Correction: The headline of this story has been amended to reflect the correct location. Former President Thabo Mbeki visited the Free State and not the North West as was previously stated.
Former African National Congress (ANC) President Thabo Mbeki has described his visit to the Free State as a strategic plan to see things “relaxing” in the ANC.
An Interim Leadership Structure, led by Mxolisi Dukwana, has invited former ANC President Thabo Mbeki to assist in the project of renewal and the unity of the party, for the next three days.
This is ahead of the provincial elective conference set for sometime this year. Divisions have hit the party since 2012.
Mbeki was last in Bloemfontein addressing an ANC event in 2007. But this time around ANC heavyweights in the Free State are counting on him to bring about the much-needed change within the structures of the party.
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ANC Women’s League confident ANC will be united
ANC Women’s League Deputy President, Sisi Ntombela, says she is confident that the ANC will be united, as a matter of urgency in the Free State.
“We really must unite the ANC in the province and I think everyone is ready and prepared. You are aware that wr are from local government elections, even our own people have said it very clear, that we must unite and be one because we must save the ANC. And that’s what we are doing now. Today we very much excited, president Mbeki is here and he’s going to assist us to make sure that we are one, we are united,” says Ntombela.