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All eyes on ANC as SA counts down to Zuma’s last January 8 statement as president

The ruling party has a lot riding on this year’s birthday celebrations and NEC members are confident that the Jan 8 statement will bring disillusioned party members back into the fray.

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Despite the vast majority of South Africans dissing the ANC’s efforts at clawing back support by means of a birthday party, party’s top brass believe this year’s January 8 statement will serve to reassure members of the ANC’s future and quell dissent.

Secretary general Gwede Mantashe’s told reporters that the statement is in its final stages and the old man is confident this year’s statement — the last one Jacob Zuma will be delivering as ANC and state president — will knock our socks off.

“The drafting committee has presented the draft today. The NEC is quite busy discussing that draft and focusing on the content, focusing on the formulation, focusing on ensuring that it talks to the people of South Africa. It points direction. By the time we present it we must all know what to do next.”

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