The African National Congress (ANC) in KwaZulu-Natal has come out in full support of President Cyril Ramaphosa.
The party’s Provincial Executive Committee (PEC) held a meeting over the weekend.
Its Provincial Secretary, Mdumiseni Ntuli, presented the meeting’s outcomes at a media briefing on Tuesday afternoon.
The PEC said it had been following recent developments around the ANC and Ramaphosa in particular.
The PEC is concerned about a sustained public assault on the name and reputation of the President which is intended, ultimately, to weaken the organisation as a whole.KZN ANC PEC
Ramaphosa has been embroiled in controversy surrounding his CR17 campaign fundraising that propelled him to the ANC’s presidency in 2017.
The Sunday Independent published the names of some of the donors to the campaign over the weekend.
The president has maintained that there was no unlawful or unethical conduct in the campaign.
The PEC indicated that it had full support for Ramaphosa.
There’s a clear desire to deflect the focus of the president from the historic task of leading our people towards a national democratic society. Such an attempt must be resisted and ultimately defeated.KZN ANC PEC
It added that the ultimate objective of the “offensive” against Ramaphosa is to displace the ANC as the leader of society.
The PEC is unanimous in its firm view that the ANC President must find solace from the support of all structures and members of the ANC in KwaZulu-Natal during these trying times.KZN ANC PEC
The ANC’s top structure in KZN urged Ramaphosa to uphold the law and to act as a “true representative” of South Africans.
It expressed appreciation of the fact that Ramaphosa has “acted within the parameters of the law” while dealing with his ongoing “challenges.”
The PEC further urged the ANC’s National Executive Committee (NEC) to remain united and act in the best interests of the “national democratic revolution.”