Motlanthe garners ANC support in Soweto
Sat, 09 Jul 2016 13:44:51
Former African National Congress (ANC) deputy president Kgalema Motlanthe has joined in on a campaign to drum up support for the ruling party ahead of August 3rd local government elections.
Motlanthe and Gauteng Provincial Chairperson Paul Mashatile are in Soweto to speak to communities about the challenges that the residents there face.
It is for the first time that Motlanthe has come out to campaign for the ANC after being absent from active politics for a while.
Most of the residents expressed joy that he has visited them.
They raised a number of concerns including shortage of jobs, poor police and healthcare services, drug abuse as well as skills development for young people.
An elderly woman, Sana Yekiso, pleaded to the ANC to assist with the repatriation of the remains of her son Sandile who died in exile in Tanzania.
He had apparently skipped the country during the 1976 riots.