The seven ANC presidential hopefuls had dinner together in Pretoria on Thursday night at the invitation of President Jacob Zuma
We met last night with the president & agreed 2 promote unity & comradeship in the preparations for, during and after the national conference in the interest of building a stronger united and more cohesive ANC. Viva! @MYANC pic.twitter.com/hhfi7J5HBr
— Dr Dlamini Zuma (@DlaminiZuma) November 24, 2017
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Zuma said the meeting was necessary to ensure a successful elective conference in December.
“It’s important that there should be no negativity or hostilities among themselves…and comrades have committed themselves.”
He believes the unprecedented number of candidates running for the top office indicates a maturing democracy.
The candidates had committed themselves to promoting unity, Zuma said.