Zuma goes on offensive against opposition parties
Mon, 25 Jul 2016 06:34:06
President Jacob Zuma launched a scathing attack on opposition parties as he began the final push for votes ahead of next Wednesday’s elections.
Zuma told residents of Ga-Seleka village in Lephalale, Limpopo that voting for a opposition party is a wasted vote as they only help the politicians to get parliamentary seats.
Zuma left only a few in his firing line. First he distinguished the African National Congress as the only party started by the nation, liberated South Africa and determined to change the lives of the poor.
Then he went for the jugular describing the Economic Freedom Fighters as ill disciplined, Congress of the People (Cope) a party of losers of the ANC Polokwane conference, UDM leader Bantu Holomisa expelled by the revered President Nelson Mandela .
He also warned voters to take their time and choose carefully because in 2014 confused voters voted for African Independent Congress (AIC) giving them a seat in parliament.
On the Democratic Alliance president Zuma says they are continuing in the footsteps of their forefathers, apartheid architects National Party.
The road to elections is not so long now -but the next eight days are expected to be even more demanding on President Zuma
He described a vote for the opposition as a wasted one, benefitting only the politicians.
“You making your vote not to count, those going around saying please vote for us we will change this country they are just dreaming.”
“They are not telling you the truth they just want to become members of parliament, you vote for them to become honourable members. ”
He called on the people of Limpopo to give the ANC an overwhelming majority warning that this could impact on delivery of services.
The 2014 election results were not far from mind. The ANC is concerned that EFF could cement its base in leader Julius Malema’s home province.
The road to elections is not so long now -but the next eight days are expected to be even more demanding on President Zuma, expected be campaigning Gauteng ahead of the Siyanqoba rally at the Ellis Park.