ANC’s moral standing still intact – Masina

Troubles facing the ANC were a result of outside influences trying to destabilise the party, says ANC Youth League convenor Mzwandile Masina.

“We have been talking about the counter-revolution that is assisted by a range of players in society, including media and international NGOs. And you can see how almost arrogant the opposition has become in dealing with the ANC,” he told reporters on the sidelines of the ANC Youth League consultative conference in Soweto today.

“If you look at what’s happening in Parliament you get a sense that indeed [there are] those who are hell bent on wanting to ensure that the democracy which took place on May 7 is not recognised.”

Masina said this was what President Jacob Zuma meant when he said the African National Congress was in trouble.

Masina said the ANC had to ensure that its structures, members and supporters understood the threat.

“All of us must rally behind the ANC and ensure that we defend it,” he said.

Masina insisted that the ANC’s moral standing was still intact which was evidenced by the majority of votes it received during elections.

“We have tested the moral authority,” he said.

“We know that politics is a contested terrain but there is a co-ordinated fashion in which all forces are moving towards working against the ANC,” he said.

“That’s why we said the unity of the ANC is important to all of us.”

Masina said ANCYL delegates today were sitting in commissions discussing policy, which would be taken to the ANC’s national general council next year.

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