- Ronald Lamola is reportedly struggling to decide whether to quit his career as an attorney and focus on politics
- This follows his nomination to the ANC's election lists for Parliament
- He says he feels a duty to serve the public
ANC NEC member, Ronald Lamola, says he is willing to quit his law career in order to help South Africans.
Lamola is currently weighing the decision of whether or not to pursue law or focus on politics.
Lamola previously servedd as high-ranking member of the ANC Youth League before being expelled alongside Julius Malema. However, years later, Lamola has returned to the high ranks of the party.
In addition to his political career, Lamola works as an attorney at his own law firm in Pretoria. He says this demonstrates that he has some success on which to base his career in public service. However, Lamola told The Sowetan that it has been difficult trying to decide between his law firm and his political career.
He said that he wants to the ANC to be more accountable to citizens, for the party to experience some kind of renewal. Additionally, Lamola has long supported policies targeted at radical economic transformation, which the ANC has recently pledged a commitment to.
But Lamola has also stressed that politics is not a career. While he has accepted his nomination to the party's parliamentary lists, it remains to be seen if he has higher political ambitions.
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