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ANC distances itself from Cape Argus document

23 July 2008

The African National Congress has noted a report in the Cape Argus newspaper today (23 July 2008) which refers to a leaked "seven-page document" in which the ANC purportedly lists its reasons for asking former Western Cape Premier Ebrahim Rasool to resign.

If such a document exists, it has no standing whatsoever within the ANC.

The ANC distances itself from the supposed document and its contents.

The reasons for the ANC`s decision on the replacement of the Western Cape premier and other matters relating to governance in the province were clearly outlined in a media briefing this morning addressed by ANC National Chairperson Baleka Mbete.

The ANC once again expresses its appreciation for the manner in which Rasool responded to the decision of the ANC National Executive Committee (NEC).

The priority now is to further enhance the capacity of the Western Cape provincial government, to focus on the needs of the people of the province, and to build and unite the ANC in the Western Cape.

Issued by:
Jessie Duarte National Spokesperson African National Congress

More information:
Steyn Speed 082 572 7304