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Ahmed Kathrada urges more volunteerism for the ANC

The struggle icon says a willingness to volunteer plays a central role in the success of the party.

Ahmed Kathrada. Picture: Reinart Toerien/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Struggle stalwart Ahmed Kathrada has told candidates in this year's municipal elections that volunteerism has always been and will always be at the centre of the African National Congress (ANC)'s values.

Kathrada was speaking at the Orange Farm multi-purpose centre where nominated candidates have gathered to engage with ANC NEC members and stalwarts.

He says the willingness to volunteer plays a central role in the success of the party.

The struggle stalwart says the ANC is not a rich organisation and can't afford to pay each and every person who works for the advancement of the party.

He says many of the party's apartheid resistance campaigns were built on the efforts of volunteers.

Kathrada is one of several ANC members who have told candidates in Orange Farm about the importance of ethics in leadership.

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