ANC 2017 Elective Conference

New ANC leadership must be firm on state capture - Mantashe at last SG address

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Outgoing ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe addressed reporters in his final briefing in the position.

He says state capture is one debate that continues to divide the party and advises that the new ANC leadership will have to face the issue head-on.

Mantashe says the ANC must strengthen its provinces going forward, particularly those entangled in court challenges.

He argues that the ANC will have to regain support in the 2019 general elections.

He says his successor must always be accessible and never allow themselves to be an institution.

Mantashe thanked the media and journalists who have worked with him over the years and fielded several questions as he bowed out.

The ANC cannot be seen to be flat-footed on the [state capture] matter.

Gwede Mantashe, Outgoing ANC secretary general

If a number of provinces come to a conference with a number of cases and judgements, you must know something is wrong.

Gwede Mantashe, Outgoing ANC secretary general

There's going to be a volume of work in the jurisprudence about the ANC. It is not well.

Gwede Mantashe, Outgoing ANC secretary general

The run up to this conference was particularly difficult. We saw many things.

Gwede Mantashe, Outgoing ANC secretary general

I saw signs of dirty tricks as we were coming to this conference.

Gwede Mantashe, Outgoing ANC secretary general

The ANC must take firm decisions and provide leadership to society.

Gwede Mantashe, Outgoing ANC secretary general

We can't have doubt about 2019. We must work hard to recover a new growth trajectory.

Gwede Mantashe, Outgoing ANC secretary general

Slate politics weaken an organisation.

Gwede Mantashe, Outgoing ANC secretary general

State capture is one debate that continues to divide us. It imposes responsibility to find a response. It exists.

Gwede Mantashe, Outgoing ANC secretary general

He says he will be writing a book next year on his experiences in the ANC leadership.

Take a listen to him field questions from reporters at the conference:


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