'Don't be fooled, RET forces are not talking ANC policy, they're forming a party' - NEC member

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An ANC NEC member has spoken about radical economic transformation.
An ANC NEC member has spoken about radical economic transformation.
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President Cyril Ramaphosa's chief ally in Luthuli House, Sibongile Besani, has thrown water on a flame lit by ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule this week when the later dug in, saying the controversial "radical economic transformation" rhetoric was ANC policy. 

The ANC NEC member who heads the presidency in Luthuli House said the party policy was not in contention, but that it was was clear that the so-called RET forces were a political party in the making. 

In an interview with News24 on Thursday, Besani said it was abundantly clear that Magashule's supporters who mobilised under the "RET Forces' banner were forming a political party that he described as a "parasite" to the ANC. 

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