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ANC confident to retain the Mpumalanga municipalities

African National Congress in Mpumalanga says it is ready for the upcoming Local Government Elections (LGE) as it prepares to launch its provincial manifesto this weekend at Mbombela stadium.

The party says it is confident that it will retain all the municipalities in the province, come this year’s LGE’s on the 3rd of August 2016.

Provincial Secretary Mandla Ndlovu says, “We are going to win the elections, we are going to retain all the wards and municipalities in the province… what we have been fighting for is that all the people vote for their own government that elections in South Africa is fair and free.”

Ndlovu says they will fill up Mbombela staduim because Mpumalanga is the home of the ANC, as the party seeks to fill the 43000 seater stadium capacity.

Deputy Provincial Chairperson of the ANC, Violet Siwela says, “When it comes to candidates, the PEC resolved to consider the most popular candidates from the community meetings. In all the wards where the Ward Selection Committees recommended to appoint any other candidates then those who were supported by the community, the PLC opted for the candidates who were enjoying more support from the communities.”

Party leaders are expected to outline programmes aimed at addressing challenges facing people of Mpumalanga, these include, poverty, unemployment and the ever increasing inequality amongst the citizens of this province.

The ANC’s Mpumalanga provincial leadership has called for political tolerance ahead of the LGE.

This is to make sure that the election process is free and fair in accordance with the IEC standards and expectations.

I’m Abongile Dumako in Mbombela, Mpumalanga.

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