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.