ANC veterans call on party to reclaim 'moral high ground'

Over 100 African National Congress veterans have urged the governing party to reclaim the trust of society.

African National Congress leaders continued discussions during its national executive meeting on 1 October 2016. Picture: @MYANC.

JOHANNESBURG - More than 100 African National Congress (ANC) veterans have called on the ruling party to embark on a corrective process to reclaim the trust of society and what it calls “moral high ground” before it’s too late.

The group includes Trevor Manuel, Essop Pahad, Ahmed Kathrada and Andrew Mlangeni.

The veterans say they have a profound responsibility to the movement and country, to ensure that the principles and values of the ANC are not destroyed.

They say communities increasingly see self-enrichment, corruption, nepotism and the abuse of power communities when they look to the ANC for leadership and who they should serve.

The group adds the moral high ground that the ruling party enjoyed is being lost and must be saved before it's too late.

It's understood the veterans held a meeting this week after a lackluster response from President Jacob Zuma and Secretary General Gwede Mantashe to their letters "and individual attempts to engage on an introspection process''.

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)