Political parties pulling out all the stops to get votes
Mon, 04 Jul 2016 19:49:08
South Africa’s political parties are pulling out all the stops to get votes.
With only four weeks left to the elections it was a hectic weekend for the ruling party, African National Congress (ANC). Both the Democratic Alliance (DA) and the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) have descended on the Eastern Cape on Monday.
President Jacob Zuma visited the Northern Cape with some of the senior leaders.
The ANC president took time to seek divine intervention. He called on church leaders to pray for the elections.
DA leader, Mmusi Maimane was back in the province in the hope of wrestling the Metro from the ANC.
The DA concentrated their efforts in the Motherwell area.
The DA says Motherwell has been neglected by the ANC. Certain parts are still using the bucket system, roads are in a bad state and public transport is virtually non-existent.
Maimane says: “The ANC have long forgotten the people of Motherwell. They have built houses that can no longer stand. In certain places people don’t even have proper sanitation facilities. We as the DA want to bring change to this area.”
The EFF was not to be out done. Its chairperson, Dali Mpofu also went campaigning in the Nelson Mandela Metro.
The party is contesting the local government elections hoping to make inroads.
This is one of the most hotly contested elections, with the focus on the metros.
Many leaders will continue to flock to cities such Port Elizabeth, Johannesburg and Pretoria to garner support.
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