Some Leaders Think They Are Bigger Than ANC, But Mandela Was Not


Leaders in the ruling African National Congress (ANC) have been reminded that nobody is bigger than the party.

Speaking during a Nelson Mandela lecture at Malamulele Hospital recently, a top member of the ANC in Limpopo lambasted some leaders for prioritizing their needs before that of the masses.

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Silence Makhubele, an ANC provincial executive committee member, noted that late Nelson Mandela was a selfless man who prioritized the needs of the people before his personal needs.

“Today leaders care about themselves and their families, but with Mandela it was different. We have leaders who are selfish and cause problems in the branches of the ANC.

They think that they are bigger than the ANC but Mandela was a humble member of the ANC. That is why at some point he vowed to go back to serve at branch level,” Makhubele said.

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Makhubele’s speech was well applauded, his audience also admitted learning more from the life and times of late struggle icon, Mandela.

In response, ANC provincial treasurer Miyelani Chauke, commended the speaker for his remarkable speech in honour of Mandela.

“We would like to thank Makhubele for this good lecture and hope that people will learn from this giant global icon, Nelson Mandela,” he said.

The occasion also saw the ANC’s youth wing donating 100 blankets in remembrance of South Africa’s hero, Mandela.

South Africans across the globe celebrated Mandela’s Day on July 18.

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The celebration is an annual international day in honour of Nelson Mandela’s birthday.

In commemoration of special day across various places in South Africa, South Africans were charged to run along with the vision of late former President Nelson Mandela; and also to live out his life of Mandela; which is characterized by humility, loyalty, unity, peace and love for all.

It is worthy to note that Mandela day was officially declared by the United Nations in November 2009.

While the first UN Mandela Day held on 18 July 2010.