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Media Advisory


The Secretary-General of the ANC and Cde Mavuso Msimang met on 12 December 2023 to address the manner in which the resignation letter by Cde Msimang was managed in public. The meeting was facilitated by the Veterans League of the ANC.

The ANC SG expressed the ANC’s commitment to taking the ANC forward on a path of renewal, rejuvenation and growth.

The ANC will continue to act on the social and economic challenges facing our country.

In addressing the concerns of ANC members, and, indeed all South Africans, the leadership of the ANC will act with urgency to address the unethical behaviour and ill-discipline of members, including leaders of the party.

We are determined that only members whose reputations are beyond reproach will be included in our list of candidates for Parliament and Provincial Legislatures. This means that those implicated by the Zondo Commission will not be included in our lists if their names have not been cleared by the ANC Integrity Commission.

In this regard, we are pleased that Cde Msimang has agreed to withdraw his resignation and will continue to speak up against any malfeasance impacting the interests of society.

The ANC will continuously seek the wise counsel of the elders of the ANC in whose footsteps we walk.

The SG regrets that he made comments that impugned the integrity of Cde Msimang, suggesting that he was vulnerable to taking a bribe from a newly established political formation, or, for that matter, any other source.

The resolve is steadfast. Our commitment to transformation and renewal of the ANC, and the green shoots of the turnaround seen in the national census data, make the endeavours to create a better South Africa realistically achievable.

As we forge ahead towards the ANC’s 112th anniversary, it is confirmed that this matter is now laid to rest.




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