During the ANC’s 106th birthday celebrations, Ramaphosa said getting rid of corruption will strengthen the organisation, allowing it to better serve South Africa.
As part of his first stage of the tribute ceremonies at the graves of former ANC presidents, Ramaphosa visited the Ohlange High School.
Monday marked the remembrance of the ruling party’s first leader, John Langalibalele Dube.
The rest of the top six was scattered across KwaZulu-Natal, where members such as Gwede Mantashe and David Mabuza visited the gravesite of Josiah Gumede, the fourth president of the ANC, Eyewitness News reported.
Briefly.co.za gathered Ramaphosa said his visit was like Nelson Mandela’s, who went to inform the first president that the country was a democratic state, he went to tell Dube the 54th elective conference was successful.
The new ANC president said the former leaders would want to see the party to be rid of corruption, as well as the advancement of the radical socio-economic transformation.
“We are going to be determined to root out corruption in our ranks. That is what we’ll do because it undermines the interests our people.”
The birthday events will end after Ramaphosa’s 8 January statement, his first major speech as ANC president.
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