ANC rebels: Ramaphosa will make ANC a joy to belong to

Sthembiso Mshengu says that Cyril Ramaphosa will lead an era which will see the renewal of the African National Congress.

FILE: ANC deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa. Picture: Louise McAuliffe/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - The so-called ANC rebels, who took the KwaZulu-Natal executive to court, say Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa will lead the organisation into an era where the party will be a "joy" to belong to.

It says that at least 80 branches have grievances surrounding general meetings but won’t lodge them with the illegitimate provincial leadership, which it says must vacate office.

The rebels have slammed Lindiwe Sisulu’s "negative" comments about their slate and have taken exception to those against Ramaphosa, in which she said she doesn’t need him to ascend into the top position.

Spokesperson Sthembiso Mshengu says that Ramaphosa will lead an era which will see the renewal of the organisation.

"We love Cyril Ramaphosa, it’s not a joke anymore. We just trust the man.

"He will take the ANC from corruption to an era where the ANC will be a joy where everyone will belong to."

The so-called rebels have also condemned the ANC national executive committee for not returning to KwaZulu-Natal as promised to resolve the political deadlock.

As a result, they claim the branch general meetings have been marred by "unprecedented" levels of chaos and outright fraud.

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)