Zuma appeals to F State farmers to vote for ANC
Sat, 30 Jul 2016 19:52:39
President Jacob Zuma has appealed to Free State farmers to vote for the African National Congress (ANC). The ANC leader took his campaign to Thaba Nchu on Saturday.
Zuma urged farmers to give their workers time off so they can exercise their right to vote in next week’s municipal elections.
He also welcomed members who defected from the Democratic Alliance (DA) and the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF).
Zuma says the farmers’ votes will give the ANC the power to address their concerns.
“I’m just saying the ANC needs votes. That’s simple. Because it must be given the opportunity to address some of the issues you have raised. It is only when it has the proper authority that it can do so. Even the issues that you are raising at the end it comes back to government that must be elected.”
The final leg of the campaign will be in Ellis Park on Sunday where the party will be hosting its Siyanqoba rally.
In 2011, the ANC garnered over 60% of the vote nationwide and the Free State was one of the shining stars with over 70% in its own municipalities.
Can it maintain that performance? All will be revealed come the elections on the August 3.