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THE African National Congress in the North West has distanced itself from presidential hopeful Cyril Ramaphosa’s events in the province, indicating they don’t want to create a false impression.
“As a self-respecting movement we don’t want to set a wrong precedence for our Presidential hopefuls of undermining the ANC’s constitutional
structures,” Provincial Secretary Dakota Legoete said in a statement.
“As a citizen of South Africa, the Deputy President can of course visit any area of the country he chooses to. ANC Bokone Bophirima is just not part of the plans or the programme as a host or in any supportive role,” he added.
Legoete told members of the organisation that the Provincial Executive Committee (PEC) and its Officials were not part of Ramaphosa’s visit to the province.
The province is said to have thrown it’s weight behind his rival Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma leading to the December elective conference.
Legoete said they heard about the visit through the media.
“We all just learnt through the media about Deputy President’s programme in two venues in the province this weekend and we would like to distance ourselves from the programme as we are not taking part in it,” he said.