Top cleric urges ANC: Choose excellence

2007-12-03 00:00

Ndungane yesterday released a statement in which he told them not to settle for second best.

“We need leaders who deserve our respect and our trust because they have earned it — because they have a track record not of serving themselves and their closest associates, but of serving their country, and especially those of our people who are in greatest need, those who are least able to help themselves.

“This is the mark of true leadership.”

Ndungane urged voters of the ANC to use their votes wisely.

“I exhort them to vote for leaders who are not afraid to pursue perfection and strive to grasp for excellence — in political, economic, social and moral spheres.”

He said that it is important to build the country on “the very best foundations”.

“Only the very best is good enough, for those who fought and gave their lives for freedom, for we who enjoy its fruits, and for our children and our children’s children.

“Voters of the ANC — vote wisely, vote well, and may God bless you, and those you choose to serve as leaders.”

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