While ANC leaders often face criticism for putting the party ahead of the country’s economic and social well-being, the ANC Veterans League says it will take a strong ANC to save South Africa.
On Monday, Veterans League president Snuki Zikalala said the party’s infrastructure needed to be firmed up for it to play a more effective role in ensuring that the government delivers when it comes to the party’s policies and promises.
“The secretary general’s office (SGO) is not as coherent as it should be … That’s the driver, the engine of the organisation. Immediately when we get the SGO correct I think things will go smoothly,” said Zikalala.
He praised the ANC’s leaders for deploying national executive committee (NEC) member Andries Nel to the SGO to assist secretary general Ace Magashule.
Nel is now the co-ordinator of the party’s NEC and national working committee (NWC).
“All we know is since Andries came in to help, things are getting better and structured and now, as veterans, we have hope,” said Zikalala.