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'We have to do everything in our power to save the ANC'

African National Congress chief whip Jackson Mthembu has called on the party to effectively deal with its current internal challenges.

FILE: African National Congress (ANC) chief whip Jackson Mthembu. Picture: AFP

JOHANNESBURG – African National Congress (ANC) chief whip Jackson Mthembu says that if the ANC doesn’t effectively deal with its current internal challenges, it may not have credibility to contest any upcoming elections.

He says only good quality leaders can save the ANC.

“We have to do everything in our power now to save the ANC. To save the ANC, we need good quality leaders who are not tainted by state capture or corruption. If you are tainted in anyway whatsoever, how will you save our movement?”

Mthembu has announced that he's considering stepping down from his position as head of the party's parliamentary caucus after the ANC’s elective conference in December.

Mthembu, however, says he won’t be stepping down until he ensures the party does its best to correct and renew itself.

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)