ANC not in good shape, I can't turn the other way - Sisulu on presidential race

ANC national executive committee (NEC) member Lindiwe Sisulu says she plans to restore the integrity of the ANC amid a perception of corruption and growing disillusionment.

Sisulu, who is also Human Settlements Minister, formally accepted a nomination to stand for ANC president.

Sisulu says she wants to be part of the solution in the ANC and says the ruling party's current state could be detrimental in the run up to the 2019 general elections.

Read: Lindiwe Sisulu says ANC branches are captured

Several branches, including some in the Eastern Cape, KZN and the Western Cape, had approached her to join the ruling party’s presidential race.

Sisulu says she insisted on waiting until after the ANC's national policy conference before making her announcement.

With her campaign officially underway, Sisulu will join a fiercely contested election for the ANC’s top leadership position.

She says ANC members have the right to nominate more than one woman candidate and maintains that contestation does not have to be divisive or malicious.

It doesn't have to be divisive and ugly going to December.

Lindiwe Sisulu, ANC NEC member and Human Settlements Minister

Also read: We are in denial of people marching against us - Lindiwe Sisulu

Sisulu says it is unacceptable that the party has been brought into disrepute by state capture allegations and says all implicated ANC members, including President Jacob Zuma, must face disciplinary action.

She spoke about the importance of female representation and gender equality in the ruling party.

Sisulu outlined the top priorities for her presidential campaign and says her manifesto is being finalised.

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