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The ANC will act to protect its political identity

14 November 2008

The African National Congress has noted that a group led by Mbhazima Shilowa and Mosiuoa Lekota has applied to the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) to register a party called `Congress of the People`.

The ANC reiterates that it will take steps to oppose any attempt by any persons to appropriate the political heritage of the ANC to advance their own political ambitions.

The current ANC generation has a responsibility to history, and to future generations, to preserve the symbols and political heritage of the movement.

Issued by:
Jessie Duarte
African National Congress

Ishmael Mnisi
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