Speaking to Xolani Gwala, former President Kgalema Motlanthe responded to accusations from Mpulamalanga Premier David Mabuza that he broke the African National Congress (ANC) tradition and sewed divisions when he challenged President Jacob Zuma at Mangaung's elective conference 5 years ago.
I must give to DD Mabuza that he is correct in the sense that what is really the crying out for, is the right to arrange leadership. They don't want members of the ANC to elect whoever. That's why he is not basing his accusation on the provisions of the ANC constitution but he is basing it on so-called tradition. It's very strange that tradition didn't apply in 2007 in Polokwane, it only applied in Mangaung.— Kgalema Motlanthe, former President
My understanding of his complaint is that members expect to elect whereas his type want to make the arrangements.— Kgalema Motlanthe, former President
Up to Polokwane conference there were no slates. Members were nominating from branches. Nomination lists will be consolidated at national level at the conference specifically convened for that purpose.— Kgalema Motlanthe, former President
If you go back to Polokwane conference, this matter of slates was raised very sharply and why it was wrong to allow that because, if you like, it's the worst way of corrupting internal democratic processes.— Kgalema Motlanthe, former President
Motlanthe says the work of the high-level panel assessing the effectiveness of key legislations and laws dealing with land restitution passed since democracy will be completed in June.
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