Mbete takes ANC campaign to Rustenburg
Sun, 17 Jul 2016 09:55:09
The African National Congress (ANC) national chairperson, Baleka Mbete, is expected to take her party’s election campaign to the fiercely contested, Rustenburg Local Municipality.
Political bigwigs have been frequenting the mineral-rich council, as next month’s local elections approach.
Mbete and her party members will visit Freedom Park in Rustenburg.
It is the same area in which residents pelted the party’s NEC member Fikile Mbalula with stones.
They have been complaining about a lack of basic services such as water and sanitation. But the ANC remains hopeful that it will get votes from the community.
Volunteers are what volunteers mean to devote time and energy without money without being paid.
Kathrada joins ANC workshop
Meanwhile on Saturday, struggle stalwart Ahmed Kathrada joined ANC workshop in Orange Farm. The workshop was aimed at instilling ANC virtues and principles.
Kathrada has joined leaders such as Johannesburg Mayor Parks Tau, ANC Gauteng chairperson Paul Mashatile and former President Kgalema Motlanthe. They were in the area to woo votes for an election which is billed as the toughest yet.
Struggle icon Ahmed Kathrada joined the blitz and addressed the local candidates who will be standing for the election on August third.
“If the ANC is going to continue to succeed it cannot pay hundreds of thousands of volunteers. Volunteers are what volunteers mean to devote time and energy without money without being paid. It’s the least sacrifice one expects from volunteers.”
Kathrada has been in the news recently for speaking out against President Jacob Zuma, calling for him to step down following a finding by the Constitutional Court that he had failed to protect the Constitution.
However he says he still believes that there is yet to be an alternative to the ANC.