‘ANC is haemorrhaging’

2012-06-30 14:24

ANC veteran Winnie Madikizela-Mandela says the ruling party is bleeding.

“The ANC is haemorrhaging and your responsibility is to stop that,” the Madikizela-Mandela said.

The NEC member was speaking at her Orlando, Soweto home, where the ANC in Gauteng took the centenary flame, wrapping up its stay in the province.

The flame now will make its way to Limpopo for the month of July.

She told a handful ANC members gathered at her home that their responsibility was to stop the party from disintegrating.

ANC provincial secretary David Makhura said Madikizela-Mandela experienced brutal attacks at her home and the apartheid regime thought she was going to give up, but she did not repent.

“You’ve been a guiding light, we still need your guiding, the struggle is not over,” said Makhura.

The centenary flame was brought by members of Umkhonto weSizwe veterans, the SA Police Service and the Johannesburg Metro cops.

Madikizela-Mandela said she was touched by the ANC’s gesture.

“It’s your work to keep the ANC working and ANC will rule forever,” said Madikizela-Mandela.

She said the struggle was not over and that the ANC has come a long way.

Madikizela-Mandela said ANC members must help the party return to its former glory.

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