Mantashe condemns "dirty tricks" and smut

African National Congress Secretary General Gwede Mantashe has condemned the use of what he says are "dirty tricks" in the run up to the the African National Congress' (ANC) leadership race.

The ANC held a briefing earlier on Tuesday on the state of readiness for the party's national conference in December.

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Mantashe says the use of resources to fight political battles is a serious issue.

Hacking emails and telephones, and listening to conversations is quite a serious issue, it is done through authorisation of orders. When it happens that that is apparent you must always fear that there is a big risk of state resources being used.

Gwede Mantashe, ANC Secretary General

Candidate must not see an advantage in being assisted by the state in anyway, they smut contest on the base of logic, the values of the ANC and on the ethics of politics.

Gwede Mantashe, ANC Secretary General

Commenting on political killings following the death of Former African National Congress (ANC) youth league secretary general Sindiso Magaqa, Mantashe says political crimes are unforgivable.

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