Mantashe distances himself from allegations
31 August 2012
ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe has distanced himself from a media report in Botswana alleging that South Africa’s ruling party had disowned the Botswana National Front.
Mantashe says the ANC’s relationship with the BNF has been cemented by many years of the common struggle for freedom.
Mantashe does admit in a statement that the ANC would like their Botswana comrades to engage more formally.
He says this includes avoiding meeting by accident.