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Unite behind the chosen candidates- Ramaphosa

African National Congress (ANC) Deputy President, Cyril Ramaphosa, says those who feel aggrieved by the composition of the party’s candidat lists for the Local Government Elections should bury the hatchet and unite behind the chosen candidates.

He was speaking during an election campaign at Upington in the Northern Cape.

There’s been unhappiness in parts of the Northern and Western Cape provinces because of the composition of the lists.

The ANC is in election mode and its leaders have been are pulling out all the stops.

Ramaphosa says the party’s candidate lists have been finalised and people need to unite behind candidates.

“We believe throughout the country, the elections will – in the end – be validated and confirm the process that we’ve embarked upon.”

He also went door-to-door and listened to residents who complained about unemployment, housing and poverty, something he says is being addressed in an on-going manner.

“Their needs, aspirations are going to be addressed and met. They fully understand the ANC manifesto and they are in full support of it. And we’re confident we are going to get well over 75%.”

Ramaphosa called on councillors elected during this year’s polls to refrain from stealing and defrauding the public.

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