Ramaphosa said the party could not abandon rules to maintain fabricated unity.
“We cannot abandon our principle positions, for instance on issues such as corruption, in pursuit of a false unity. Our movement must be united around values and our mission.
“It must be united against corruption, patronage and factionalism. The people of SA will not forgive us if we abandon the correct positions we have taken on confronting wrongdoing within our ranks.”
Ramaphosa also called on the almost 2,000 delegates to look into the issue of declaring financial interests of political and government leaders.
“As we chart the way forward, comrades, we must clarify our positions on a number of issues, for instance on how financial issues, financial interests, should be declared by ANC leaders, conduct of lifestyle audits and our policy on ANC leaders and many others who get involved in acts that are inconsistent with our constitution.”
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