Manuel warns of purging of leaders

2012-12-14 10:04
Trevor Manuel. Picture: Sapa

Trevor Manuel. Picture: Sapa

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Johannesburg - National Planning Minister Trevor Manuel has warned against the purging of leaders who have useful skills for the party, it was reported on Friday.

"The tradition that the ANC should draw on the skills and acumen of the brightest and best among us is an approach that should be sought out again," Manuel told The Star Africa.

"To contribute, an individual does not necessarily have to be in the top six, but the ANC should not eject skills from the leadership cadre," he said.

Manuel's comments come ahead of the party's national elective conference which starts in Mangaung, in the Free State, on Sunday.

The party is expected to vote on slates of candidates headed by either President Jacob Zuma or Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe.

Manuel said the contrast between the two was not on policy, but personality.

"I do not see the difference between various slates as representing diametrically opposed policy platforms. In point of fact, there appears to be little that separates slates on a policy basis, so we are down to personalities, essentially," Manuel said.

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