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Mbete says the ANC has made mistakes

Baleka Mbete says the party has made mistakes and says it will think of academic ways to correct itself.

National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete. Picture: Thomas Holder/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG – The African National Congress (ANC)'s Baleka Mbete says the party has made mistakes and says it will think of academic ways to correct itself.

Mbete was speaking at the memorial service of Kenyan scholar Rok Ajulu in Tshwane earlier today.

Ajulu died at a Tshwane hospital last month after a long battle with pancreatic cancer.

She says the party is on route to self-correction and the examples of academics such as Ajulu will come in handy in shaping the ANC.

“We will accept our mistakes and accept the spears of the Ajulus and use their intellect to correct ourselves.”

Different ministers and speakers have given their account of Ajulu and described him as a founder of social development initiatives and programmes.