Pandor: ANC failed to tackle Nkandla issue upfront, could've been handled better

ANC NEC member Naledi Pandor says the party failed to adequately handle the Nkandla saga.

Pandor, who is also the Minister of Science and Technology, says the ANC needs to work harder to confront its challenges and shortcomings.

She has decried the defeatism of ANC leaders who foresee an election loss in 2009.

Preparing to defeat is not at an attitude that is familiar to the ANC and must never become part of our movement.

Naledi Pandor, ANC NEC member and Minister of Science and Technology

She says the ANC needs to confront the challenges within the organisations and the challenges facing broader society to show South Africa that they are up to the task.

When confronted with problems we must address them.

Naledi Pandor, ANC NEC member and Minister of Science and Technology

Pandor says infighting, lack of integrity, corruption and mismanagement of public funds are among the issues facing the ANC.

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She says that there has not been enough action by the ruling party against financial mismanagement within government.

These billions that are wasted and misspent every year should have been followed through much more thoroughly.

Naledi Pandor, ANC NEC member and Minister of Science and Technology

I think on the matter of the Nkandla issue, it should have been handled far better by the organisation. We should have been bolder and more upfront and confronting.

Naledi Pandor, ANC NEC member and Minister of Science and Technology

It was a real failure on our part and we are not as resolute as we should have been.

Naledi Pandor, ANC NEC member and Minister of Science and Technology

Pandor says it is a "tragic political error" for any party to adopt a personality cult that serves individuals and not its people.

She has spoken out against the threats against ANC MP Makhosi Khoza for speaking out against failures in the party.

Take a listen her explain what she believes are faults facing the party:

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