The ANC is a national liberation movement. It was formed in 1912 to unite the African people and spearhead the struggle for fundamental political, social and economic change.
The ANC's key objective is the creation of a united, non-racial, non-sexist and democratic society.
This means the liberation of Africans in particular and black people in general from political and economic bondage. It means uplifting the quality of life of all South Africans, especially the poor.
The ANC is in an alliance with the South African Communist Party (SACP) and the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU). Each Alliance partner is an independent organisation with its own constitution, membership and programmes. The Alliance is founded on a common commitment to the objectives of the National Democratic Revolution, and the need to unite the largest possible cross-section of South Africans behind these objectives.
Author : Jackson Mthembu
24 October 2012
The African National Congress is not surprised by the call made by Terror Lekota of COPE, for the impeachment of President Jacob Zuma. His statement is consistent with his personal hatred for President Zuma, which was key in his decision to form COPE as a breakaway party from the ANC.
The ANC believes that the matter of the handover of tapes is a matter within the jurisdiction of National Prosecution Authority and not the President as suggested by Terror Lekota. We find it disingenuous that in trying to draw attention to himself and in trying to be relevant to the current political climate, he finds it opportune to accuse the President for something that does not depend on him. It is evident that COPE is an anti-Zuma party that has no political programme or policy platform.
It is typical of parties that have no clear policy orientation to clutch on straws to justify their existence.
African National Congress
Chief Albert Luthuli
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