No place for sentiment in nominations
Western Cape - There should be no sentiment in the nomination process ahead of the ANC's national elective conference in Mangaung, the party's treasurer Mathews Phosa told the ANC Youth League's Dullah Omar Region on Friday.
“The process towards Mangaung must be an open and transparent one without sentiment or prejudice,” he said in a speech prepared for delivery in the Western Cape.
He said the African National Congress needed to elect leaders who would work selflessly to create a better life for all South Africans.
“Our task as leaders is to look way beyond Mangaung and to ask ourselves what we want to do when our turn comes at the wheel of national leadership.”
This meant improving the lives of the majority of citizens through improved living conditions, job creation, and improved education and health services.
“Marikana taught us the lesson that we must not wait for a crisis to wake us up, we must anticipate areas of public tension and address them before they get out of hand,” Phosa said. - Sapa