The ANC traditional January 8 celebrations kicked off on Monday with African National Congress (ANC) President Cyril Ramaphosa instructing ANC factions in KwaZulu- Natal to put their differences aside.
The ANC leader said unity was not optional and is a must.
Host Ray White spoke to political analyst Karima Brown about why the call for unity is significant.
I spoke with one of the leaders that is seen as central to that unity process, Senzo Mchunu. He spoke on my show last night about the importance of the two sides coming together. He also said that the meeting has to be a principled gathering and the issues that divided them need to be properly addressed.— Karima Brown, political analyst and 702 host
I asked and put it to him if a political process would be preferable to the court process, and he of course said no the political process is important but the court process also needs to continue.— Karima Brown, political analyst and 702 host
Meanwhile the build up to the January 8th celebration to be held in the Eastern Cape on Saturday may prove to be a test, Brown says.
They have been doing quite a lot of work in and around East London, going to various townships. As you know the ANC lost Nelson Mandela Bay in the municipal elections in 2016 so they do have to make good on their promises.— Karima Brown, political analyst and 702 host
Oscar Mabuyane, the provincial chair was very optimistic saying that they are going to be filling that stadium, and of course that remains to be seen.— Karima Brown, political analyst and 702 host
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This article first appeared on 702 : Political Desk: Ramaphosa's call for unity in KZN, build up to ANC celebrations