ANC continues campaign trail in Eastern, Northern Cape
Fri, 08 Jul 2016 18:54:32
The African National Congress’ (ANC) election campaign continued in the Eastern Cape on Friday.
The party’s National Executive Council (NEC) member Rejoice Mabudafhasi wooed voters at Mdantsane in the Buffalo City Metro.
The township is widely considered an ANC home but it is grappling with tensions around candidates lists.
Party leaders listened to the community’s grievances.
“That notion of saying I won’t vote because it’s so and so, that person is just a face of the organization. All we need to do is to support that person and believe that she or he will take our struggle forward and listen to us,” says Mabudafhasi.
In the Northern Cape, residents of Pella in the Namaqua, raised concerns about the local leadership, unemployment and a lack of electricity.
“Our main problem is also at the region, how the hell on earth can you give a guy a performance if he doesn’t perform in the five years , it does not make sense to me,” says resident Jan Rooi.
ANC provincial leaders promised to investigate and act against those who fail to deliver on the party’s mandate.
ANC provincial acting chairperson, Kenny Mmoeimang says, “We have committed ourselves to raise the matter with the branch leadership. So that such issues indeed are addressed.”
The campaign is expected to continue in Onseepkans and Blyvvooruitsig on Saturday.