Jeff Radebe urges ANC members to remain loyal to party's values
Radebe says ANC members should strive for an equal, non-racial society. he was delivering the Oliver Tambo Memorial Lecture in Sedibeng on Sunday.
JOHANNESBURG – Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe has urged African National Congress (ANC) members to remain loyal to the party’s values to build a more prosperous South Africa.
Radebe was delivering the Oliver Tambo Memorial Lecture in Sedibeng on Sunday.
The minister spoke on what it takes to be a selfless cadre.
He says ANC members should strive for an equal, non-racial society, Tambo’s wish for the country.
“What we learn from President OR Tambo is that the ANC cadre must be loyal to nothing but the course of the revolution as championed through our revolutionary movement and guided by our revolutionary theory.”
Radebe has called on the ANC to examine itself critically, individually and collectively ahead of the 2019 elections.
The minister, who is also preferred by some in the party to take over from President Jacob Zuma, also addressed talks around his possible contestation of the position.
He says he’s never refused to serve the country.
“We’ll wait until September, but I have never retreated when members and structures of the ANC nominate people.”
(Edited by Leeto M Khoza)