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ANC Mpumalanga: “We distance ourselves from the opportunism displayed by the faction calling themselves CR17”

DP Cyril Ramaphosa. Photo credit Lebogang Makwela / Visual Buzz SA

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The African National Congress (ANC) in Mpumalanga Province, has been made aware of a text message circulated to branch leaders of the ANC in the Province, mobilising for a rally planned for the 28th of October in Mbombela Stadium and falsely claiming that, the Provincial Chairperson, Cde DD Mabuza will address that rally. The PEC of the ANC in Mpumalanga distances itself from the planned event and opportunism displayed by the faction calling themselves CR 17, and would like to put it on record that no one has communicated with the PEC nor the Provincial Chairperson, Cde DD Mabuza about the planned event.

DD Mabuza.

As the PEC, we view this circulating message alleging to represent a certain CR17 campaign and promoting a rally to be allegedly addressed by the Deputy President of the ANC, Cde Cyril Ramaphosa, as a desperate attempt by bona fide factionalists, who are committed to liquidating the ANC through factions. While we respects the right of any member to canvass for his preferred candidate, we strongly condemn the use of false information and the name of our Provincial Chairperson, to advance their preferred candidate’s political fortunes. We call on our members to reject this grouping and the material they have been distributing all over the province in attempts to undermine the authority of legitimate structures and create a false perception that Mpumalanga supports their factional agenda.

We also call on all structures of the ANC in Mpumalanga and the entire membership, to continue convening Branch General Meetings and use them as a platform to unite the ANC, and make it a sharp tool for the liberation of Africans in particular and blacks in general.

Issued by:
Sasekani Manzini
ANC Provincial Spokesperson

For enquiries contact:
Sibusiso Themba 0829615080

We publish in full the text message informing about the rally:

Dear MP CR17 Branches Convenors

Please note that on the 28th October 2017, CR17 campaign is coming to Mpumalanga at Mbombela stadium. Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa and Provincial Chairperson DD Mabuza and Alliance partners will address the rally.

For the coming BGM’s this is CR17 line-up.

  1. President: Cyril Ramaphosa
  2. Deputy President: Lindiwe Sisulu
  3. Secretary General: Senzo Mchunu
  4. Deputy Secretary General: Zingiswa Losi
  5. National Chairperson: Gwede Mantashe
  6. Treasurer General: Paul Mashatile

For a branch to qualify for a bus, T-shirts and food packs for the road, the branch must have maximum 70 people who have confirmed that they will attend.

For enquiries: 082 266 7885.


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