Captured South African journalist Shiraaz Mohamed is alive in Syria and could be home within a month.
The time has come to work more - and harder - rather than to ask ourselves about the successions of leadership positions. It is time to re-organise our ANC branches, to get rid of those fraudulent, unpopular, uncaring and corrupt councillors whom we voted for, in the name of ANC, because we understand democratic centralism principle in our structures. It is time to use our constitutional structures of the ANC to flounce out and plant effective and loyal disciplined cadres to run programmes of our government.
It is high time for us to assess the work done, do introspection and do corrections where we went wrong, give water for those who did not have, supply electricity for those who still use candles, provide service delivery to all; and give political education to all our structures in order to avoid unnecessary contradictions, which waste our time to deliver. Though contradictions are a source of development, they must be coupled with constructive criticism and self criticism in our ANC.
We used our democratic right to protest when things were not in our favour, we used our democratic right to vote in order to gain power to govern and we must use our democratic right to build a stronger ANC and a stronger alliance that shoulder-to-shoulder are in this National Democratic Revolution.