Mpumelelo Mkhabela | The ANC: A case of a chronic lack of conscience

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The ANC's Luthuli House headquarters in Johannesburg.
The ANC's Luthuli House headquarters in Johannesburg.
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There are very few leaders within the ANC who can claim to be free of corruption, which has lead to a point where it is nearly impossible to instil discipline in the party, writes Mpumelelo Makhabela.

Former ANC secretary-general Kgalema Motlanthe used to say wrongdoers in the party ought to be guided by their conscience on whether or not to step down from leadership positions.

The party, he said, would intervene when a member had been failed by his or her conscience. It was serious challenge to both the decision-makers: the member with a conscience and the party.

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