ANC delegation visits Tlokwe municipality

Members of the African National Congress national leadership are visiting various churches on Sunday around Ikageng and Promosa townships near Potchefstroom as part of their campaigning for the Tlokwe municipal by-elections.

About seven wards in Tlokwe became vacant after the Constitutional Court nullified the outcomes of the 2013 By-Elections.

Political parties contesting Wednesday’s by elections have been intensively campaigning by conducting door to door campaigns in all the seven contested wards.

The ANC, Democratic Alliance and Independent Candidates will be contesting elections.

The ANC has sent some of its national leadership led by its secretary general Gwede Mantashe to encourage voters in what is believed to be highly contested by-elections.

The party’s leadership will visit various churches at all of the contesting wards.

Meanwhile the DA and independent candidates in Tlokwe municipality have complained to the IEC that the ANC is using state resources for electioneering purposes.

By-elections will be held at seven wards in the Potchefstroom-based municipality on Wednesday.

The DA and the independents have lodged formal complaints, alleging that the ruling party is using state funds to distribute food parcels, blankets and paraffin in the wards.

IEC CEO Mosotho Moepya says they’ve set a deadline for the ANC in the North West to respond:

They will then later embark on door to door again before addressing several community meetings.

“The extent that there are complains perhaps relating to that we will seek clarity on that. The ANC will only deal with the complains that they have in relation to them being a party contesting elections. Well its important to say that we have agreed that we will give them time until close of business on Monday.”

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– By Patrick Dintwa


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