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The ANC needed to demonstrate that it does not tolerate wrongdoing, President Jacob Zuma said in Midrand, Johannesburg on Friday.
“Conference emphatically condemned factionalism and agreed that political discipline is a necessary ingredient without which no organisation can achieve its goals,” Zuma said in his closing address at the ANC's national policy conference.
“Members who are found guilty of wrongdoing in other institutions of society should also be subjected to internal disciplinary processes in line with the ANC code of conduct.”
He said there should be no favouritism when it came to disciplining ANC members.
“Let our rules have no eyes,” said Zuma. “Instill discipline across all levels of the organisation without fear or favour.”
He said delegates also agreed that its leagues understood and played their role within the ANC.
“... Leagues (must) understand and play their full role in line with the purpose for which they were founded,” said Zuma.
He said the leagues needed to undergo compulsory political training conducted by the ANC. - Sapa