The Pretoria-Deputy President assures general public that ANC will be renewed.
Pretoria – Deputy President David Mabuza says struggle stalwart Dr Zola Skweyiya can peacefully rest assured that the ANC is on a path of renewal as a tribute to the South African Politician. Skweyiya reportedly died of an illness at the age of 75. Giving a speech at the memorial service of Late Dr. Skweyiya which was held at Pretoria on wednesday, the Deputy President said, “We want to assure his spirit that the organisation he so loved and dedicated his entire adult life to, is on an irreversible path of renewal as the true and honest servant of the people,” said Mabuza.
Mabuza spoke fondly about Skweyiya and said the struggle stalwart, like many ANC veterans, was concerned and hurt about the direction of the party as it was being filled with discrimination and corruption in the last few years.
“Dr Skweyiya detested cliques and factions and was known always to stand above all such formations in the ANC. He expressed his unease with the developments in the South African government.At the sunset of his life, with such a stand, he lamented that we the leaders of his beloved movement had become hostile. He despised the purging of comrades by dominant factions. And he bemoaned gate keeping, disunity, and corruption.”
Mabuza also spoke about the role played by Skweyiya in transforming the government after the ANC took office in 1994, “The loss of our stalwart is as painful as the loss of one’s piece of the body and we are poorer without his presence and wisdom. He leaves a rich legacy of intellectual rigour, of social activism, and as a man of honour.”Photo Credit: Getty