Sisulu makes her ANC presidential campaign values clear

ANC presidential hopeful Lindiwe Sisulu says the ruling party must return to its fundamental values.

ANC presidential hopeful Lindiwe Sisulu at an event in Kliptown. Picture: Katleho Sekhotho/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - African National Congress (ANC) national executive committee member Lindiwe Sisulu says the ruling party must return to its fundamental values.

The ANC presidential hopeful was speaking at an event in Kliptown on Saturday afternoon as part of the build up to the party’s elective conference at the end of the year.

Sisulu, who is also Minister of Human Settlements, was nominated by some branches to lead the party.

Other candidates include Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa and Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma.

Sisulu has made her ANC presidential campaign values clear.

She says she tends to rebrand, reunify and reunite the ANC.

Sisulu who was speaking to hundreds of ANC supporters in Kliptown says both the country and the ruling party need a revised movement.

“Open to modern means and methods. A movement to save the republic and reunite all of us.”

She says the killings in KwaZulu-Natal, women and children abuse and corruption need to stop.

“It’s not a culture of our movement. We must stop violence against women and children. It’s alien to our culture, it must stop.”

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Meanwhile, Ramaphosa has also urged the party to return to its core values in order to deal with factionalism and state capture.

He was speaking at a tribute event for the late Ahmed Kathrada in the North West Province on Saturday.

The event is underway in Kathrada’s hometown of Schweizer-Reneke.

Ahmed Kathrada, who was born in the North West, moved to Johannesburg at the age of eight to live with relatives because there were no schools for Indians in the area.

Ramaphosa reflected on Kathrada’s values saying all leaders need to emulate him.

“A humbled human being. He was not full of himself. He was humble as humble can be. He was kind and generous.”

Saturday’s event is part of a three-month initiative by the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation to pay tribute to the late stalwart.