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ANC will look to modernise organisation - Ramaphosa

The deputy president spoke to the media at the ANC’s policy conference on Sunday.

ANC president Jacob Zuma and deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa in discussion at the party's national policy conference at Nasrec on 30 June 2017. Picture: Thomas Holder/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - Deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa says the African National Congress (ANC) will look at innovative ways to modernise the way it works.

Ramaphosa spoke to the media during a walkabout in the exhibition centre at the ANC’s policy conference on Sunday.

He says the ANC is at its best now as it reviews the party’s policies.

Ramaphosa says delegates are looking at the ANC’s design and how best they can reposition the party as a liberation movement and governing party.

“They’re looking at how to modernise the way we work and we’re looking at things in our structure, like whether we should have one deputy secretary general or more and should we have one deputy president or more.”

He says the past few days have been enriching.

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“We’re going to emerge with very good conclusions. Once again we would like to thank you and suggest you go home and rest.”

Ramaphosa says the ANC is beginning a journey of self-correction, healing and renewal.

At the same time, the deputy president denies there are divisions at the party's policy conference as many had suspected.

Ramaphosa says there's a sense of unity.

“I am highly elated, I really am in good spirits and let me say even the delegates here are in good spirit; there’s unity of purpose.”

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)