The ANC secretary general Ace Magashule lashed out at members of the ruling party for their "selfish" behaviour.
He was speaking at the ANC Limpopo conference and his comments were aimed at ANC members who sought an urgent interdict from the courts to stop the conference from going ahead.
The Johannesburg High Court struck the application off the roll and said that the angry members had not been able to prove that the matter was urgent.
Magashule said that the selfish attitudes of some members must be stopped and eradicated from the party if they wish the party to be successful next year in the face of a looming national election.
Across the country ANC structures have been caught up in factional fighting. President Cyril Ramaphosa said that without unity the ANC would not win the upcoming elections. Ramaphosa was addressing crowds gathered at the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) congress in Boksburg.
“We cannot go into those elections when we are divided and fighting amongst ourselves. Our people will never take us seriously.”
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