The church grouping has moreover urged delegates that would be voting at the ruling party’s forthcoming conference where the party will elect its new leaders, to elect an administrator who is committed to combat corruption as well as enhance service delivery.
Â The spokesperson for the Evangelical Alliance of South Africa, Rev. Moss Nthla, said some peaceful lasting solutions should be reached so as to avoid chaos and economic poor planning in the country.
“The Evangelical Alliance of South Africa is deeply concerned at the confusion that surrounds the ruling party’s leadership election. What should be a normal political process, has not only become a divisive issue, but has the potential to destabilize South Africa’s hard-won freedom,” said Rev. Ntlha.
Rev. Nthla added: “This has not only weakened government’s ability to focus on issues. of delivery, but has often tended to undermine and compromise the institutions of our fledgling democracy. The people of South Africa, whose fortunes cannot be separated from the fortunes of the ruling party, have been thrown into disarray by the undignified conduct of the ruling party’s succession politics.”
ANC holds its 52nd national conference in Limpopo from Sunday until Thursday where it will hold elections to chose the new leadership of the party. The period leading to the conference, which has seen deputy Jacob Zuma lead incumbent President Mbeki by nomination, has been tense with the two camps at times involved inÂ mudslinging duels.
“While we have no wish to dictate voting preference for candidates, we ask that you consider that you have the opportunity, through the leadership team you elect, to signal to a watching and expectant nation, a commitment to clean government, intolerance of corruption, a pursuit of the life-affirming values of ubuntu, and a competence to preside over the transformation project for which you were elected,” Rev Ntlha said-CAJ News.
Jostling for ANC presidency worries SA clergymen
THE Evangelical Alliance of South Africa has raised concern at the ongoing African National Congress succession race and warns that it had the potential to destabilize the county's hard won independence.