JOHANNESBURG, Jesse Duarte, the deputy Secretary-General of the African National Congress (ANC), says the ruling party has failed to grasp solid political education.
The leaders of the ruling party must take responsibility for the divisions in the organization, she said here Wednesday, just four days before the ANC National Elective Conference kicks off in Nasrec, Johannesburg.
The favourites to succeed President Jacob Zuma are current ANC and South African Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa and ANC Member of Parliament Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, the former Chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission.
There are fears that serious divisions within the ANC could plunge the elective conference into chaos.
The division in the ANC is something that we must all take responsibility for and the bulk of this division started in 2005 and eroded the ANC’s core to such an extent that people with good values, who are now disgruntled, left the ANC,” said Duarte.
“We appointed people who had other interests. In my humble view, I think we failed there. We failed to grasp what we were given as young people — solid political education, solid values and we allowed accusations to be put forward as facts around people. The ANC cadres on the ground have put out who is corrupt and who isn’t.”
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK