On Sunday, out going ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe delivered his Organisational Report at the party’s 54th conference in Nasrec.

Mantashe says the party can not afford to procrastinate in dealing with state capture. He says the effects of  state capture can have a severe impact on the overall reputation on the party.

Mantashe  called for accountability in dealing with the challenges that are facing the party.

SABC specialist political reporter Ronesh Dhawraj says he is also not surprised by Mantashe’s emphasis on mending relations withing the party and with its alliance partners.

“We saw what happened in Metsimaholo municipality by-elections, the SACP contested the elections for the first time. The SACP and Cosatu rallied behind Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa to succeed  President Jacob Zuma. We also saw those bold statements that were made at Ahmed Kathrada memorials.”

Mantashe’s report also focused on the road map to the 2019 general elections.

Watch video with producer  with Yolanda Mhlathi and  Ronesh Dhawraj unpacking the report: