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ANC statement on reports of new political party

30 September 2008

The ANC is a movement with a rich political tradition and an unparalleled legacy that other parties can only wish for. It is the only party with a vision, plan and best policies to ensure the creation of a better life for all.

The ANC takes notes of the reports in the media on the imminent formation of a new party. These reports have no face to them and are denied by people reported to be spearheading such a formation.

The practice of multi-party democracy accommodates the formation of new parties. In democracies around the world it is a normal occurrence in the hustle and bustle of politics, and South Africa is no exception. Our constitution guarantees the freedom of association.

The ANC will not be distracted from its historic mission and on its immediate task as the leading party in government.

Issued by:
Jessie Duarte
African National Congress

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