ANC veterans have appealed to the delegates attending the party’s national conference to cast their vote for leaders who stand for "integrity, anti-corruption, anti-factionalism and principled unity". In an open letter to delegates issued on behalf of the 101 veterans and stalwarts who held a consultative conference last month, Wally Serote called on national executive committee (NEC) members to "provide leadership" and encourage delegates to withhold their votes from those implicated in wrongdoing. Serote urged delegates to "change the trajectory of the ANC" and that the time to "return it to its values and principles is NOW". While the open letter did not tell delegates who to vote for, the veterans, in their declaration, read out at the consultative conference, called on President Jacob Zuma to step aside. Zuma has endorsed ANC MP Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma to succeed him when the party elects new leadership at its 54th national conference which kicks off on Saturday at Nasrec in Joh...

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