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Lamola pleads for peace as ANC prepares for its Limpopo conference – SABC News

Ronald Lamola, member of the National Executive Committee of the African National Congress (ANC), has called for peace as the party unites to keep it Limpopo Provincial Conference in June.

The current provincial president, Stanley Mathabatha, who is running for a third term, is set to close horns with party giant in the province, Dickson Masemola.

Speaking at the OR Tambo Memorial Lecture in Thohoyandou, Limpopo, Lamola says Oliver Tambo dedicated his life to the unity of the African National Congress. He calls on party members to unite as a way to honor the spirit of Tambo.

since Lamola fighting and factionalism within the party do not represent what Tambo stood for. He argues that competitions during party congresses should be robust, but not be characterized by battles and flying chairs “because in Tambo’s time debates were robust but unity was maintained.”

OR Tambo memorial lecture delivered by Minister of Justice Ronald Lamola:

‘Generation mix’

Meanwhile, Lamola has not denied rumors nor confirmed that he will run for the party’s national deputy presidency in December this year. He is not committed to his ambition to fight for a place in the top five of the party.

However, Lamola says the party’s leadership needs a generational mix.

“The ANC in all its structures needs a generational mix, it needs a youth organization to bring in energy and also to infuse a new direction, that is also what the generation of Tambo did when they came out of the youth competition, the generation of Mandela and many generations of youth competitions that is what must happen in the national conference, there must be a generation mix, the ANC must remain young to infuse to be relevant.

The party will hold a national conference in December this year to elect the new leadership.

Lamola has also called on members to report corruption in their areas. – Report by Lutendo Bobodi

Lamola pleads for peace as ANC prepares for its Limpopo conference – SABC News

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