Newly elected president of the ANC, Cyril Ramaphosa, said that before he can start working on doing away with corruption in the country, he must start with ridding the ANC of pandemic. Speaking at the party’s 106th anniversary celebrations in KwaZulu-Natal, Ramaphosa said to do this successfully, the party would need to return to the noble and patriotic values of its founding members. “We must also go back to that value system that guided their lives so that we root out all the bad things that have crept into our movements and into the body politics of our country,” Ramaphosa said. Earlier on at Inanda Dube Village in KwaZulu-Natal, Ramaphosa paid tribute to one of the ANC’s founding members, John Langalibalele Dube, by laying wreaths at Dube’s gravesite. He also later then laid a wreath at the memorial site of former ANC President, Pixley ka Isaka Seme, in honour of his contribution to the South African struggle. Ramaphosa said that the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the party aims to develop the interests of Radical Socio-Economic Transformation, which is what the founding fathers of the party would have wanted. He further vowed that he would ensure that the NEC lives up to this mandate no matter what.