Zuma: No room for self-enrichment, ill discipline in ANC

2015-01-10 18:34
Gallery  |  click on thumbnail to view larger image

GALLERY: ANC's 103rd anniversary

Thousands of ANC supporters have gathered at Cape Town Stadium to celebrate the 103rd anniversary of the ruling party.

Cape Town - The ANC must be protected from those within its ranks who sought to further their own interests, President Jacob Zuma said at the party's 103rd birthday bash in Cape Town on Saturday.

"We must continuously guard against the manipulation of our democratic processes by those among us who wish to use the ANC for personal gain and self-aggrandisement," he said.

The ANC had no room for ill-discipline, Zuma said.

"Our major task is to deepen discipline and service to the people.

"Let us root out those members and representatives who are corrupt, factional, and who undermine the unity and cohesion of this great movement."

He thanked the ruling party's elderly supporters for their loyalty and said they served as a reservoir of knowledge for the party.

Zuma was expected to use his speech, which traditionally sketches the ANC's priorities for the political year ahead, to recall the values of the freedom charter which was adopted 60 years ago by the ANC and its allies.

The ANC brought supporters from across the country to the event which is being held in a city and province ruled by the opposition Democratic Alliance.

Read more on:    anc  |  jacob zuma  |  cape town  |  corruption  |  politics

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.