President Cyril Ramaphosa has expressed regret over Mavuso Msimang’s decision to resign as a member of the African National Congress (ANC).
Msimang was the Deputy President of the ANC Veterans League and served as a member of the political party for six decades.
Msimang said that the ANC was “wracked with endemic corruption, with devastating consequences on the governance of the country and the lives of poor people, of whom there continue to be so many.”
Ramaphosa commended Msimang by stating that the party continued to hold him in the highest regard as one of the party’s outstanding veterans.
Ramaphosa acknowledged that the party faces resource mobilisation challenges but remains confident in its ability to overcome them.
“The ANC continues to grow. There are many other members who join the ANC on a continuous basis, so we do regret the decision he has taken and I am rather pleased that he says he will want to continue being involved in one shape, form or other in the matters that have to do with our country,” Ramaphosa said.
He added that the ANC will be well resourced and campaign rigorously ahead of next years’ national and provincial elections.