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
13 November 2012
The African National Congress is dismayed at the claim made by the Democratic Alliance and Nosimo Balindlela that she was an NEC member of the ANC. Nosimo Balindlela has never been an NEC member of the ANC. In terms of party leadership, the furthest that she rose in leadership terms was being a regional chairperson of the ANC and the PEC of ANCWL in the Eastern Cape, and set in the PEC as an Ex-officio member by virtue of being the Premier of the Eastern Cape. Secondly Nosimo has never been a member of the ANC since 2008 when she joined the Congress of the People (COPE).
It is misleading to associate Balindlela with the ANC as she was a Cope member before joining the DA. It is typical of the DA to use cheap propaganda to create hype over nothing. It is a known factor that Balindlela was the least effective Premier in the Eastern Cape hence she was recalled. If there is anything that the DA has netted is a political liability that will further alienate the party in the Eastern Cape.
ANC National Spokesperson
African National Congress
Keith Khoza 0828239672