Tuesday, September 20, 2011

ANC membership said to be up by some fifty percent

By Lelethu Mquqo
20 September 2011


ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe says the party’s membership has grown by almost 50-percent since its last conference in 2008.

According to Mantashe, the latest audited membership figure was 933 672.

At the Polokwane conference at which former president Thabo Mbeki was ousted, ANC membership stood at 621 000.

Mantashe conceded that the growth had created some problems as many of the new members still had to be educated about the ANC’s culture and tradition.

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