The African National Congress is starting its “dispute resolution process” in a bid to address the a.
The leadership of the ANC must be applauded for acting wisely to protect the party's distinctive heritage and its organisational values against opportunists who want to ride piggyback on the historical significance of the movement.
Mosiuoa Lekota and his comrades know very well that the name "Kongolose" is commonly used in indigenous African languages to refer to the ANC - which if loosely translated means "Congress of the People".
For them to claim that "the word congress does not belong to any particular party" is a blatant lie manufactured to suit their own whims.
It is common cause that any use of this name may be deceptive in nature, in view of the ANC's 95 years of existence as a force of mass mobilisation in the greatest movement of our history and the custodian of the Freedom Charter.
It's on this factual basis that the ANC filed an urgent court application to stop the breakaway group from using the name since it can be confusingly associated with the Congress movement led by the ANC to the extent that it might deceive or confuse the electorate.
Like Thomas who refused to believe that Jesus had been raised from the dead after his death on the cross, this group refuses to accept the truth until they receive the court order.
Morgan Phaahla, Ekurhuleni