African National Congress NEC member Derek Hanekom has hailed all stalwarts and veterans who are supporting the National ANC Consultative Conference underway at Constitution Hill in Johannesburg, saying it’s time the ruling party go back to its core values.
The group that organised the conference has raised key concerns which need to be addressed in the party.
They include the loss of three key metro municipalities during the August 3 local government elections, the Constitutional Court ruling on Nkandla and the release of the State of Capture report by the former Public Protector.
Hanekom says it’s time for much needed introspection.
“The ANC is not about only addressing internal struggles, although of course we have to be united, but united behind a vision, not united behind wrongdoing.”
“We have to be united behind the principles and the values that the ANC has always stood for, and this grouping of people here in this consultative conference is a resurrection of the true values and the principles of the African National Congress.”