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There is no need for panic over the new African National Congress leadership, party president Jacob Zuma said yesterday.
"What sometimes causes the panic and uneasiness is the talk of a new leadership in the ANC," he said at Investec Bank, Johannesburg, at a forum on the future of South Africa hosted by Chief Rabbi Warren Goldstein.
"We need to remember that many of the leaders elected at Polokwane are seasoned cadres of the liberation movement."
"They are determined to deepen the movement's focus on the poor and marginalised, but obviously not to the total exclusion of other constituencies." Zuma said the fact that the ANC was a 96-year-old organisation provided a "certainty for the future" because it had clear policies, guidelines and traditions.
"To domestic investors or anyone who wants to do business with our country, the ANC Alliance provides predictability, consistency and certainty."
Zuma praised the Jewish community for their role against apartheid, paying tribute to Joe Slovo, Ruth First, Jack and Ray Simons, the Buntings, Wolfie Kodesh, Dennis Goldberg and others. "They were horrified by the genocide perpetrated by the Nazis."
Zuma said the cornerstone of South Africa's constitution was respect for the rule of law. - Sapa