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The ANC needs to 'regroup', says Mavuso Msimang

ANC stalwart Mavuso Msimang says the African National Congress (ANC) must use the recent events surrounding President Jacob Zuma and the finance portfolio to reflect on its stance on leadership.

I think this action presents an opportunity for the ANC to re-group and start taking leadership issues and responsibilities very seriously.

Mavuso Msimang, ANC veteran

Listen to the full conversation from The Midday Report with Stephen Grootes:

They must sit down and chart a new way forward. Leadership is collective and it has to be that way in the culture of the ANC.

Mavuso Msimang, ANC veteran

Meanwhile, political analysts expressed relief over the re-appointment of Pravin Gordhan to the finance portfolio, amid questions surrounding President Jacob Zuma's leadership.

Steven Friedman said that sanity has prevailed, while Nic Borain added that it was an unexpected announcement.

Listen to the full conversation from The Midday Report with Stephen Grootes:


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