Bad discipline will 'bleed ANC'

2012-12-16 19:30
Gwede Mantashe (Picture: Sapa)

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Bloemfontein - If the ANC does not pay attention to discipline the movement will "bleed to death", secretary general Gwede Mantashe said on Sunday.

"Factions have given themselves names in different provinces," Mantashe said during his political report to the party's 53rd national conference in Mangaung.

"Therefore factionalism had led to the virtual collapse of discipline in some ANC structures."

He said tough decisions on discipline needed to be taken.

Mantashe lashed out at the ANC Youth League, saying it was acting in a similar manner to forces who were against the party.

"The ANCYL is a body of opinion within the ANC. Therefore it must complement and supplement the ideas of the movement.

"In the public eye it makes the ANC... look like its tailing behind the ANCYL," Mantashe said.

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