Saturday, December 22, 2007

‘Comrades for life’

Sowetan "Zuma quells fears and calls for unity.
Jacob Zuma yesterday assured defeated comrades that they had nothing to fear.
In a move obviously meant to unite what has been described as “a wounded ANC”, Zuma extended an olive branch to the man he trounced at the party’s leadership contest in Polokwane.
In an emotionally charged speech Zuma called Mbeki “a brother and a comrade”.
“I have known and worked with comrade Mbeki for over 30 years. I must confess I never thought that the two of us would one day compete for the same position in the ANC. However, contesting positions does not make us enemies,” Zuma said."