ANC: Media is the main opposition

IOL pic apr12 Gwede Mantashe INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPERS ANC Secretary General Gwede Mantashe. Picture: Dumisani Sibeko

The media is the main opposition ahead of the upcoming local elections, the ANC said on Tuesday.

“We must realise that in this elections the main opposition is the media. Leave the DA, leave Cope... we will work very hard against that strong opposition,” ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe said at a briefing at Luthuli House in Johannesburg.

Mantashe illustrated this through examples such as the story about the plot to oust President Jacob Zuma, the recycling of the story of white resident associations and the misrepresentation of comments made by ANC Youth League president Julius Malema about Zuma.

Mantashe was speaking after a meeting of the ANC's top six leaders. - Sapa


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