Cape Town – The ANC general Gwede Mantashe has warned all delegates from all the branches against selling their votes in the party’s national leadership race.
He told them on Sunday in Cape Town when he was addressing delegates at the Western Cape ANC’s provincial general council (PGC).
“A vote all of a sudden is not a function of consciousness, but of who are offered the highest bid. It is very terrible for the ANC,” he said.
He also went on to “I hope that delegates will not be bought over to change the mandate of their branches.”
Mantashe also said that people should be convinced politically and ideologically not by bribing them.
“The ANC cannot be sold to the highest bidder. It’s not in an auction. Sometimes we’ve used the conference as an auction.
“It is dangerous to sell your vote,” he continued.
“If you sell your vote now, that decision will haunt you and the leadership for the next five years.”
People from the Western Cape province will find out which candidates from 182 branches will be elected in the next conference next month.
“If you are divided, you are not going to have either.”