ANC gears for renewal

Former AU chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma says the on-going challenges in South Africa’s ruling African National Congress-ANC, are only signals for a renewal.

But the country’s deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa, recently accused of extra marital affairs, urged members to focus on solving challenges ANC supporters are facing.

The embattled party has seen a wave of infighting, divisions and no confidence votes against its president Jacob Zuma.

“Any organization goes through periods of challenges and periods of renewal, and we shall be renewing our organization. Obviously we have to unite it along a programme of action, united in unity and united in action, because unity is not abstract”, Dlamini-Zuma said.

Zuma’s ex wife who was attending the pan African business forum in Ghana expressed optimism about her leadership role in the ANC and South Africa.

She will contest against Ramaphosa, also a front runner to replace Jacob Zuma when he steps down as ANC president in December.

Whoever wins automatically becomes party’s flag bearer in the country’s presidential election.