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
17 November 2012
The African National Congress is disturbed by the oppositional stance of the ANCYL of Limpopo that has decided to adopt the argument and tone of the opposition parties in Parliament on an issue that is under investigation by two public entities (Auditor General and Public Protector)and the department of public works. In a statement attributed to spokesperson of the ANCYL in Limpopo, he has made the assertion that "The ANCYL... is psychologically threatened by the responses and emotional outlook by President Zuma in Parliament, when he claimed to have taken out a bond to finance the Nkandla... development". He further said he following "We are making a humble plea to all branches of the ANC to wake up and start closely monitoring the utterances of President Zuma, because... we are convinced that his incapability to lead the ANC... will be exposed by the man himself." This assertion flies against confidence displayed by ANC members in Parliament in the explanation given by President Zuma.
The ANC, including President Zuma, has registered its support that the matter on Inkandla expenditure be investigated with a view to provide clarity and finality on the numerous allegations. We therefore do not expect any of our structures to show contempt for the investigative processes
ANC structures must guard against adopting prejudiced and uninformed positions that will embarrass them when they are proven wrong. The attitude displayed by the ANCYL in Limpopo is not only divisive but also display lack of discipline and disregard for decisions taken by the ANC. It is our view that the national leadership of the ANCYL will address this unprecedented conduct.
ANC National Spokesperson
African National Congress
Keith Khoza 0828239672