ANC Deputy president David Mabuza says he will protect the party’s president Cyril Ramaphosa to ensure that he is safe as they pursue unity within the party.

Mabuza was speaking at the ANC provincial fundraising gala dinner held in Polokwane in Limpopo on Saturday  night. Mabuza says he will work with the party’s president all the time.

ANC members from various branches in Limpopo province attended the party’s fundraising gala dinner held in Polokwane. Business people, Party’s Provincial Executive Committee members and members of the National Executive Committee had attended the fundraising event.

The event preceded the party’s 106th provincial anniversary celebrations to be held at Ephraim Mogale stadium on Sunday.

Addressing the fundraising the gala dinner Mabuza says he will use his position to protect party’s president Cyril Ramaphosa.

“Unity doesn’t longer belong to DP, it doesn’t no longer belong to the president. it belongs to all of us. I’m sure we are going to pursue this unity no matter what, just to set you free as the deputy president of the ANC and you must know that the president of the ANC is safe ahead of me. There’s no one who will protect the ANC president like myself. I’m not going to contradict the president. I’m going to work with the president all the time.”

Mabuza however says ANC deployees in government must understand that ANC is the only centre and must rule.

“There’s no Minister that will wake up one morning and think of policy and announce it policy is announce by the ANC as deployees in government we must all understand that there’s only one centre and could be the ANC now that we are in the leadership of the ANC the centre must rule as the ANC we don’t agree with what is happening in ESKOM things are not going right in those state enterprises.”

Meanwhile, ANC provincial Deputy Chairperson in Limpopo, Jerry Ndou says the province is united and also united behind the national leadership. “Our unity is a unity of purpose is a unity based on the understanding Limpopo is not just united is also united behind our national leadership as led by comrade Cyril Ramaphosa.”

ANC Deputy president David Mabuza will address the party’s provincial 106th Anniversary Celebrations in Modimolle on Sunday.