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Wed May 25 15:03:12 SAST 2016

Mantashe calls on South Africans to defend the revolution

Iavan Pijoos and Wim Pretorius | 19 February, 2016 13:50
ANC secretary-general Gwede Mantashe at a press conference in Irene, Pretoria.
Image by: SIMPHIWE NKWALI

ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe called on South Africans to defend their revolution while addressing approximately 87 000 supporters at the party's march for "unity, democracy and non-racialism" in Pretoria on Friday.

Mantashe said that when people talked about the ANC, it was not about Zuma, but about the revolution. 

"We must defend the revolution and defend every attack on the ANC structures," Mantashe said.

He said that an attack on President Jacob Zuma was also an attack on the ANC.

According to Mantashe, "any advice from your enemy is not advice". He urged ANC members to never take any advice from their enemies.

"We are a majority, we should be able to take decisions and enforce them," Mantashe said.

He said that the march was not a protest, but rather a positive initiative for a united society.

Mantashe also accused the US Embassy of meeting daily to advance regime change in South Africa.

Source: News 24

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