ANC President Cyril Ramaphosa has called on delegates gathered in eMalahleni to remain “focused” and not be distracted by the party’s internal squabbles.
Ramaphosa says the issue of power and access to resources will have detrimental effects for the ANC if it’s not addressed. He told delegates gathered at the Witbank Dam that, the ANC needs to go back to its founding principles of service to the marginalized in society.
ANC President Ramaphosa’s closing remarks at Mpumalanga conference:
Ramaphosa also congratulated the newly elected leadership of the ANC in Mpumalanga. He says this is a good trend set by the province that a conference of the ANC can be peaceful and fruitful, in the name of unity and renewal of the party.
Mandla Ndlovu is the new Chairperson, with his Deputy Speedy Mashilo and Vusi Chirwa taking the reigns as Secretary and Lindiwe NtshaliNtshali as his Deputy. Mandla Msibi, who’s facing murder charges, is the new Treasurer of the ANC in Mpumalanga.
Support for Ramaphosa’s second term as ANC President
Ndlovu has reaffirmed the province’s support for incumbent Ramaphosa for a second term.
He spoke to more than 700 delegates from across Mpumalanga at the Witbank Dam in eMalahleni. Ndlovu says that it is important for an ANC leader to heed calls by branches when required to serve in any position within the movement.
It’s the second time that Ramaphosa has been endorsed for the second term as ANC President by the province of Mpumalanga.
Ndlovu says it is not out of the ordinary that the province wants Ramaphosa to take the reigns and lead the ANC for another five years.