Greed is killing the ANC: Mantashe

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African National Congress (ANC) Secretary General Gwede Mantashe gestures during a press briefing on the outcome of the party's National Working Committee meeting on April 5, 2017 in Johannesburg, South Africa.

African National Congress (ANC) Secretary General Gwede Mantashe gestures during a press briefing on the outcome of the party's National Working Committee meeting on April 5, 2017 in Johannesburg, South Africa.

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African National Congress (ANC) Secretary General Gwede Mantashe gestures during a press briefing on the outcome of the party's National Working Committee meeting on April 5, 2017 in Johannesburg, South Africa.

African National Congress (ANC) Secretary General Gwede Mantashe gestures during a press briefing on the outcome of the party's National Working Committee meeting on April 5, 2017 in Johannesburg, South Africa.

JOHANNESBURG - ANC secretary-general Gwede Mantashe says the party&39;s problem is not its processes but members&39; desire to hold power.

Mantashe was speaking on radio station 702 about the ANC&39;s readiness for the December elective conference.

The ANC has seen some of its provinces involved in litigious processes, an issue Mantashe says speaks more to individual&39;s need for power.

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"To me, it tells me that the reality of the matter is not the process, it is the desire to be in power. If my faction doesn&39;t succeed in winning a conference, I must appeal it and take it to court,"  he said.

He saw this as a manifestation of the replacement of commitment by greed and this needed to be addressed.

Despite all this, the ANC secretary-general is adamant that all will be sorted out on 15 November, when branch audits will be finalised, and that the conference on 16 December will go ahead as planned.