Johannesburg – African National Congress (ANC) National Chairperson, Gwede Mantashe is back at the State Capture Inquiry to testify about the party’s approach to cadre development and deployment.
Mantashe on Wednesday put up a spirited defence of the party’s deployment policy.
Mantashe was quizzed on the apparent blurring of lines between party and state and its alleged employment of members in the state, by hook or crook.
But Mantashe described this as a grave misunderstanding of how the ANC operates. He said the party has never imposed unqualified comrades of its own on the government and other public organisations.
In fact, Mantashe charged, the ANC was not an employer but merely encouraged its qualified cadres to apply for positions within the state.