Elective Conference should not divide ANC: Manstashe

Elective Conference should not divide ANC: Manstashe

ANC Secretary General Gwede Mantashe says the party's Elective Conference at the end of this year will be make or break for the ANC. 

Gwede Mantashe
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Mantashe briefed the media at Orlando Stadium in Soweto saying it's all systems go for the ruling party's 105th Anniversary Celebrations this weekend. 

President Jacob Zuma is expected to deliver the annual January 8 statement on Sunday.

Mantashe says this year's Elective Conference should not break the ANC. 

"We've made an appeal to leaders, branches and members to listen. An Elective Conference of the ANC should not divide the ANC. It should unite the ANC," says Mantashe.

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Mantashe says some are going around with bags of money to branches as the succession battle intensifies.

"This year, we are going to go everywhere to talk to the braches of the ANC to begin to internalise the principle of selecting leadership. If a person is nominated, branches should discuss why the person is nominated," says Mantashe.

The Outgoing ANC Secretary General says personal ambitions must be set aside for the sake of the party.

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