ANC top guns wrap up the weekend’s election campaigning
Sun, 10 Jul 2016 18:59:00
The African National Congress (ANC) top guns, ranging from ministers to the party’s chief whip in Parliament Jackson Mthembu, have wrapped up their party’s campaign in the Buffalo City Metro confident of a victory.
Mthembu says the party hopes to gain wards currently under opposition parties.
He says feedback from local residents is positive.
“There are three road projects in Mdantsane, there are also some housing projects as well, so the people of Mdantsane can see where we are going. That’s the democracy that we fought for and that’s the democracy we can appreciate in the ANC even if you stand against us and you are from the opposition, we say bring it on …”
“The ANC has a track record of ensuring that tomorrow is better than today, so we are not worried about the opposition or independent candidates,” adds Mthembu.
In Limpopo, ANC chairperson and Premier Stan Mathabatha assured communities in Sekororo outside Tzaneen that their water challenges will be resolved in the next two years.
Mathabatha addressed hundreds of residents during the ANC’s election rally held at The Willows sports ground.
Many of them have complained that they are forced to fetch water from rivers.
Mathabatha has urged them to vote for the ANC.
“We want to say to our people, please vote for us because we are the only party that has got a plan, that has got experience. Everyone has problems and we know them and can fix them. Your biggest problem in Sekororo is water and we as the ANC have developed a master plan. We will ensure that over a period of two years your water problems are resolved.”
In Gauteng, ANC National Chairperson Baleka Mbete says supporters’ loyalty will ensure the party wins the Democratic Alliance (DA)-run Midvaal Municipality in the August 3 elections.
Mbete says communities in the Midvaal area have confidence in the ANC.
The National chairperson has been speaking at a rally in Sicelo township.
She says, “We have been conducting door-to-door campaigns and visiting communities on the ground. Our people are raising issues honestly with us. Sometimes they are sad about some things that still need to be sorted out, but mainly what has been expressed by our people is their love of the ANC.”
Mbete adds: “People living here still have confidence in the ANC. Their knowledge is that the ANC belongs to them and the ANC will do what it promises to do.”
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