The ANC Veterans League profusely lauds the initiative by the country's President Comrade Jacob Zuma and ANC President Comrade Cyril Ramaphosa in a bid to resolve the impasse on the smooth transition of power.
The cancelled National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting could, in most probability, have resulted in the president being recalled immediately. His recall would have humiliated him and in the process, dented the country's image and the ANC brand.
We have been officially informed that the discussion that took place between the two leaders were fruitful and constructive. This, we firmly believe, is all in the interest of the country and the ANC.
It is hoped that the transition of power would materialize sooner as the country and society needs stability and certainty.
The Veteran's League also commends the initiative taken by the Speakers of the National Assembly Baleka Mbete and Chairperson of the National Council of Provinces Thandi Modise to postpone the State of the Nation Address (SONA) until further notice.
The State of the Nation is a seminal event that gives society hope that we are prepared to deal with the serious challenges of corruption, lack of delivery of basic services, as well as the propensity to boost investor confidence, help create jobs for the youth and deal with mass unemployment.
The Veterans League supports all efforts by the current leadership to unite society, get rid of gate keepers and factions, allow security establishment to deal with rotten tomatoes, renew the ANC and regain the lost confidence in our glorious movement.
The sooner the smooth transition of power takes place, the better it is for the country and our glorious movement. As always, we stand ready to serve.
President of ANC Veterans League