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Sisulu urges ANC to revive itself ahead of 2019 elections

ANC presidential hopeful Lindiwe Sisulu also reiterated the importance of eradicating corruption from government.

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

CAPE TOWN – African National Congress (ANC) presidential hopeful Lindiwe Sisulu has stressed the need for the governing party to revive itself ahead of the 2019 national elections.

Sisulu addressed supporters in Kraaifontein on Saturday evening as part of the ANC’s Walter Sisulu Branch’s Centenary of Oliver Tambo.

She reiterated the importance of eradicating corruption from government.

“We should not tolerate it. In the last three years, it has been calculated that a R100 billion has been lost by this country in corruption. Imagine if that R100 billion was given to us to build houses.”

Meanwhile, Sisulu said the ruling party is ready to be led by a woman.

Enthusiastic supporters filled the Everite Community Hall in Kraaifontein in the northern suburbs of Cape Town on Saturday night to hear ANC NEC Sisulu.

She responded to Gwede Mantashe’s tweets stating that deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa should succeed President Jacob Zuma.

“Women are very strong people, who are capable of uniting people and empathy.”

Sisulu also feels the ANC should expedite dealing with the revelations that have emerged in the leaked emails from the Gupta family’s businesses.

“With regards to the issue of the Gupta leaks, the ANC disciplinary committee must look into it before we hand it over to the court.”

She said the ruling party should own up to its mistakes and use the December elective conference to correct past mistakes.

(Edited by Leeto M Khoza)