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Business Day - - FRONT PAGE - Natasha Mar­rian Po­lit­i­cal Edi­tor mar­ri­ann@busi­nesslive.co.za

ANC sec­re­tary-gen­eral Gwede Man­tashe at Luthuli House in Jo­han­nes­burg, say­ing af­ter a na­tional ex­ec­u­tive com­mit­tee meet­ing that the de­bate on rad­i­cal eco­nomic trans­for­ma­tion ver­sus in­clu­sive growth was pushed by peo­ple try­ing to ‘drive wedges’ in the party.

ANC sec­re­tary-gen­eral Gwede Man­tashe said on Tues­day that the cur­rent de­bate of rad­i­cal eco­nomic trans­for­ma­tion ver­sus in­clu­sive growth was pushed by peo­ple want­ing to “drive wedges” among the lead­ers of the ANC.

“No­body in the ANC ques­tions the need for rad­i­cal eco­nomic trans­for­ma­tion … every­one in the ANC ac­cepts that the need for rad­i­cal eco­nomic trans­for­ma­tion is ur­gent to deal with the ques­tion of an econ­omy that is not in­clu­sive.”

He said rad­i­cal eco­nomic trans­for­ma­tion had to “trans­late into in­clu­sive growth”. He did not un­der­stand the “distinc­tion” be­tween the two.

Rad­i­cal trans­for­ma­tion is the ral­ly­ing cry of Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma’s cam­paign.

Speak­ing af­ter a special na­tional ex­ec­u­tive com­mit­tee held at the week­end, Man­tashe dis­missed ru­mours that he was go­ing to be sus­pended.

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