ANC top brass visit Luthuli’s grave

2018-01-17 06:00
ANC NEC members at the UCCSA Church in Groutville (from left) Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, Gwede Mantashe, David Mabuza and ANC president Cyril Ramaphosa.Photo: supplied

ANC NEC members at the UCCSA Church in Groutville (from left) Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, Gwede Mantashe, David Mabuza and ANC president Cyril Ramaphosa.Photo: supplied

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THE ANC’s newly elected top
six leaders, led by the party’s president Cyril Ramaphosa,
visited the grave site of former leader Chief Albert Luthuli for a wreath
laying on the lawn of the UCCSA Church in Groutville on Monday, January 8.

The visit was the last stop by the KZN NEC members after visiting the palace of King Goodwill Zwelithini in Nongoma and the two graves of former ANC presidents, John Dube and Josiah Gumede, in Pietermaritzburg and Inanda respectively.

At the event Ramaphosa said the new leadership acknowledge and subscribe to the legacy left by
Luthuli and that unity in the
organisation is not a choice, it is a must.

“We cannot afford to have a divided ANC in KZN as it weakens the entire African­ National Congress and we risk going to the 2019 elections limping,” said Ramaphosa.

Other NEC members who accompanied Ramaphosa included Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, ANC national chairperson Gwede Mantashe and the new deputy­ president of the ANC, David Mabuza­.
The highlight of top six’s visit to the province was that of KZN
chairperson Sihle Zikalala and
his nemesis Senzo Mchunu who shook hands and who appeared to have put their political differences aside.

“In order for us to achieve unity goals in this province sacrifices and compromises have to be made and we also need to sit down and talk about issues,” he said.

The day marked the 106th anniversary of the ANC.

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