Factionalism, ‘nascent’ tribalism a problem in ANC - Sisulu

2017-05-07 16:41
Minister of Human Settlements Lindiwe Sisulu addresses the opening of new ANC branch in Keiskammahoek near King William’s Town, where she has been nominated to run for the ANC presidency. (Tebogo Letsie, file)

Minister of Human Settlements Lindiwe Sisulu addresses the opening of new ANC branch in Keiskammahoek near King William’s Town, where she has been nominated to run for the ANC presidency. (Tebogo Letsie, file)

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Johannesburg - African National Congress NEC member Lindiwe Sisulu on Sunday conceded that the ruling party struggled with issues such as factionalism and tribalism at times.

"We do have problems; we are a product of our history; we are a product of our times…" said Sisulu at a briefing on ANC social transformation policy, which was held at Luthuli House in central Johannesburg.

"We deal with factionalism; we deal with the issue of nascent tribalism from time to time…

"We struggle with these matters on a regular basis," she said.

Sisulu said that the party hoped to discuss these matters at branch level and in public, so that it would have a solution by the time of its policy conference.

She said that the party would then be able to prove it had rectified its "own mistakes first before we say to the people, look at me and see an example…".

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