Zweli Mkhize says ANC needs to listen to national ground swell

African National Congress (ANC) Treasury Zweli Mkhize says the ruling party should look at the issues raised by people who have been marching against President Jacob Zuma across the country.

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If people are raising objections to certain steps government has taken, it's important that we look at those issues.

Zweli Mkhize, ANC Treasurer General

When they have criticism of the leaders of the party or of government, president, ministers, officials, civil servants, we have to take all those issues into account.

Zweli Mkhize, ANC Treasurer General

Part of what democracy is about, it for people to question steps, actions and decisions of a ruling party. And when that happens we need to create space to check what are the things we may need to check or correct.

Zweli Mkhize, ANC Treasurer General

President Jacob Zuma has said national marches calling for him to step down show that there is still racism in this country.

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If somebody raised an issue of racism around some of the conduct of marchers, you cannot disregard it. It needs to be take into account.

Zweli Mkhize, ANC Treasurer General

Some of the postings and issues around them were raising those concerns around racism.

Zweli Mkhize, ANC Treasurer General

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