Chikane hopes ANC renewal will be discussed at NGC

Frank Chikane says the risk of ANC support falling below 50 percent in the next national election is real.

Gwede Mantashe has criticised Frank Chikane and accused him of leaking his document to the media. Picture: EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Veteran African National Congress (ANC) leader Reverend Frank Chikane says he hopes a document which contains suggestions for the renewal of the ANC will be discussed at the national general council.

In the document Chikane warns the ruling party that it's reached a point of no return and faces the possibility of losing elections unless it owns up to its problems.

He says the risk of ANC support falling below 50 percent in the next national election is real and dangerous.

The party's secretary general, Gwede Mantashe, has criticised Chikane and accused him of leaking his document to the media.

But Chikane says he has faith that the leadership of the ANC will address his concerns for the sake of the future of the country.

"I've raised them with the detriments of the movement, especially within the Johannesburg area, and everybody says 'that is our concern'. So I am hoping the leadership will hear me."