POLOKWANE, South African Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has appealed to branches of the country's ruling party, th African National Congress (ANC), to elect party leaders who will unite the ANC when the party holds its national elective conference this December.
Addressing thousands of people at a rally of the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) in Polokwane, the capital of Limpopo Province, on Sunday, Ramaphosa, who is also the ANC deputy president, admitted that there are divisions and factions in the ruling party.
"In December, we are hoping and working that we will emerge with a solidly united African National Congress, an African National Congress that will be so strong, be so solid to continue transforming our country. This is the ANC we want to emerge in 2017 in December, so that the factions of the past must be a thing of the past," he said.
Meanwhile, the ANC is scheduled to meet with its partner in the Tripartite Alliance, the South African Communist Party (SACP), on Monday to patch up differences. This will be the first meeting between the parties since tensions between them burst into the open earlier this year.
The third member of the alliance is Cosatu.
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK