The centre is holding - Gwede Mantashe

Over 100 ANC veterans released a statement on Thursday in which they say the ANC is losing the moral high ground. ANC members who have signed the statement can be found here.

The veterans said they are releasing a public statement because efforts to get a response from Luthuli House are unsuccessful.

Gwede Manthashe, ANC Secretary General says the party is in a process on engaging with members and public criticism is not constructive.

65 of those veterans sent us a letter and we said to them we are working on a conference of veterans. They must all go under one roof and structure their approach rather than approaching us in small groups.

Gwede Mantashe, ANC Secretary General

Mantashe says veterans of the ANC should learn to be patient as engagement is a process. He says veterans should help with the process and not sulk on the sidelines and criticise.

He says the centre is holding and the party has not lost control.

Cadres run away from the centre and we have to call them back.

Gwede Mantashe, ANC sec-general

The ANC always has the capacity to heal itself, he says, and the processes of engagement are in preparation for the elective conference next year and elections in 2019.

Listen to Mantashe addressing other issues within the ANC:

Read More
Mass grave for Somalia's bomb attack victims

Mass grave for Somalia's bomb attack victims

Although President Mohamed has been adamant that it's the works of Al-Shabaab, no one has claimed responsibility for the attack.

Eskom parliamentary inquiry kicks off but witness list remains under wraps

Eskom parliamentary inquiry kicks off but witness list remains under wraps

Members of Parliament (MPs) are hearing from the State Capacity Research Project.

Mosego Home (where 7 Life Esidimeni patients died) remains fully operational

Mosego Home (where 7 Life Esidimeni patients died) remains fully operational

The department says the NGO was audited, found to be providing 'faithful patient care' and was fully licensed.

McKinsey wishes it had done things differently - Gia Nicolaides

McKinsey wishes it had done things differently - Gia Nicolaides

McKinsey & Company announced on Tuesday that it had suspended all work for state-owned companies until further notice.

'A perception that new SABC board head is very close to President Jacob Zuma'

'A perception that new SABC board head is very close to President Jacob Zuma'

Media activist Kate Skinner analyses the board, with Bongumusa Makhathini now as chair and Febe Potgieter-Gqubule as his deputy.

Ruling party asked to reclaim the trust of society by veterans

Ruling party asked to reclaim the trust of society by veterans

Ahead of the 2019 elections, ANC veterans have called on the leadership of the ANC to embark on a corrective process.

Popular articles
Why Sisulu and Dlamini-Zuma aren't suitable Presidential candidates: analyst

Why Sisulu and Dlamini-Zuma aren't suitable Presidential candidates: analyst

ANC branch in the Eastern Cape, Z.R Mahabana, has launched a campaign backing Lindiwe Sisuslu as an ANC presidential candidate.

It's not the end of the road... Top tips to improve your matric

It's not the end of the road... Top tips to improve your matric

"Recognise that it’s not the end, it’s the beginning." Expert advise for school-leavers who want to improve their results.

Gospel singer Sipho Makhabane explains how Sfiso Ncwane died

Gospel singer Sipho Makhabane explains how Sfiso Ncwane died

Makhabane says Ncwane was feeling weak yesterday and his wife phoned paramedics to check on him.

14 job titles that callers can't take seriously

14 job titles that callers can't take seriously

People do some very interesting things for a living, but some job titles are given more credit than others.

Pamela Nomvete on her downfalls as actress, and 'climbing back'

Pamela Nomvete on her downfalls as actress, and 'climbing back'

This week Xolani Gwala's speaks to former Generations actor Pamela Nomvete for #WhatInTheWorldHappenedTo feature.

Who is Advocate Tembeka Ngcukaitobi?

Who is Advocate Tembeka Ngcukaitobi?

The EFF lawyer stole the show during the state capture report court battle.

‘I started my thriving business with R5000 (and made a profit in the 1st month)’

‘I started my thriving business with R5000 (and made a profit in the 1st month)’

After 3 years there are 3 Nic Harry stores (incl online) that sell 100 000 pairs of socks in over 20 countries around the world.

3 easy questions could bag you R2000!

3 easy questions could bag you R2000!

WIN R2000! But only if you can prove you're a whiz of the MTN Biz Quiz by answering the following three questions...

Blesserfinder: Matching you with a sugar daddy near you

Blesserfinder: Matching you with a sugar daddy near you

Is social trend Blesserfinder, where girls are allegedly matching up with rich 'benefactors' in exchange for sex, a real thing?