The African National Congress in the Mpumalanga province has resolved that they will now move ‘decisively’ in ending the racial inequalities created by Apartheid colonialism.
The party held its three-day provincial executive committee Lekgotla in Mbombela and re-affirmed the objective of “moving forward decisively to eradicate the legacy of racism”.
In a statement released by party spokeswoman Sasekani Manzini this week the party said they were now on the challenges faced in creating a united national democratic society in South Africa.
She said this “entails uniting all citizens and institutions of governance behind the fight against unemployment, poverty and inequality”.
“The provincial chairperson of the ANC, Cde DD Mabuza, gave a political overview, which outlined key challenges facing the movement and the province during the current phase of the struggle, emanating from the ANC NEC January 8 statement, which set out the tasks for the year 2017, to achieve the vision of the Freedom Charter,” Manzini said.
“After two days of Commission discussions, the Lekgotla re-affirmed our objective of moving forward decisively to eradicate the legacy of racism, sexism, colonialism and apartheid to inform the programmes of the ANC,” she said in the statement.
The Lekgotla believing that the ANC is central in mobilising and uniting society, behind this fight strongly felt that, the capacity of the ANC to perform its tasks must be improved. It made firm proposals on organisational design, which will be tabled in both the Policy Conference and the National Conference and also noted the urgent need to improve the capacity of the ANC Provincial and Regional offices through employing permanent staff. It further demanded that we solicit new
ideas on both policy and organisational matters, from ANC members, supporters and all people supporting the democratic revolution, as opposed to limiting policy inputs to ANC card carrying members only,” she said.
The Lekgotla, began on Saturday 13 February at the Nutting House Guest Lodge just outside Mbombela and ended on Monday the 13th February.
(edited by ZK)
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