Ramaphosa says unity will preserve ANC

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FILE PHOTO: African National Congress (ANC) President Cyril Ramaphosa addresses supporters during the Congress' 106th anniversary celebrations, in East London, South Africa, January 13, 2018.

JOHANNESBURG – President Cyril Ramaphosa says unity is the only way to ensure the ANC&39;s long-term survival.

He urged members to use the party&39;s dispute resolution mechanism and not the courts.

Ramaphosa was closing the Limpopo ANC elective conference on Sunday.

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The South Gauteng High Court on Saturday dismissed an attempt by a disgruntled group to stop the conference.

“Our movement is currently weathering very strong waves we are however encouraged to continue our efforts to unite the ANC and to strengthen it simply because we know a weak and divided ANC is a very handy tool in the hands of those who want to see the ANC lose. We must therefore not play to the gallery by giving our enemies the satisfaction of a weak ANC.”

Meanwhile, Limpopo Premier Stan Mathabatha was re-elected as chairperson, unopposed.

Florence Radizlani was elected as deputy chairperson and Soviet Lekgayane is the new provincial secretary. Danny Msiza has been re-elected as provincial treasurer. Basikopo Makamu was elected deputy provincial secretary.