South Africa: ANC acknowledges it is facing `moral decay`

source: IOL
July 30 2010 at 07:21AM

By Moshoeshoe Monare Political Editor

The ANC is in a worse state than it was before the Polokwane conference, plagued by faction fighting and power struggles, an internal document suggests.

In a sensational paper prepared for the September national general council – a mid-term meeting to review programmes of the organisation – the ANC acknowledges that it is facing “moral decay”.

Commenting on the document at a press conference on Thursday, secretary-general Gwede Mantashe acknowledged there was a problem of dirty lobbying and cash flowing at ANC conferences.

The document said that the situation had in fact worsened since the Polokwane conference in 2007, and that lobbying for leadership positions was [continue reading]

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