Hanekom: ANC must be clear on its definition of 'ill-discipline'

ANC MP and former Cabinet minister Derek Hanekom says the party needs to be clear on what constitutes real acts of ill-discipline.

We've got to be clear what the real acts of ill-discipline are within our ranks. We know what is causing ANC reputational damage.

Derek Hanekom, ANC MP and ANC National Disciplinary Committee Chairperson

Hanekom says he remains loyal to the ANC and its ideals, amid corruption and state capture allegations.

The former tourism minister also says that the ideals of the United Democratic Front (UDF) must be kept alive, as it celebrates its 34th anniversary.

The UDF was launched on 20 August 1983 and brought together over 400 organisations committed to the ideal of a united‚ non-racial‚ non-sexist‚ equitable and democratic South Africa.

Hanekom says breaking down prejudice and achieving social justice is a long-term project.

He maintains that some of the things happening within the country, ANC and tripartite alliance would not have been acceptable in 1983.

A growing number of veterans of the UDF have been mobilising in response to the serious political and economic challenges in the country.

Hanekom says many people are still deeply committed to the ideals of the UDF and remembers very vividly the day the UDF was launched.

Take a listen to his reflections:


This article first appeared on CapeTalk : Hanekom: ANC must be clear on its definition of 'ill-discipline'


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