African National Congress (ANC) President Cyril Ramaphosa says he is optimistic that the party will emerge victorious after Monday’s local government elections.
Ramaphosa says they have gone around the country listening to people’s concerns, and the party has promised to improve service delivery.
Ramaphosa was speaking at the ANC’s Siyanqoba Rally at Thokoza Park in Soweto.
“We have heard comrades about the ANC’s own weaknesses and shortcomings, people are critical of the ANC because they know that the ANC listens, and they know that the ANC is in a better position than any other party in this country to improve their lives.”
Ramaphosa’s address to the rally:
The ANC’s Siyanqoba Rally is a culmination of the governing party’s month-long local election campaigning for the polls scheduled for Monday.
Gallery of ANC supporters:
Campaigning under the theme ‘Building Better Communities Together’, the ANC has implored its councillor candidates among others to make a pledge to serve the people selflessly and to listen to their problems and address them promptly.
And as the face of his party’s election campaign, Ramaphosa has promised better service delivery under what he calls a renewed ANC. And as the ANC wrapped up its campaigning this evening, the reward for its month-long hard work will only be seen in the number of votes it gets on Monday
SACP’s message of support
The SACP has told South African voters that it is only under the ANC that their lives will be improved. The party was giving its message of support at the ANC’s Siyangqoba Rally.
Speaking on behalf of the SACP, its Central Committee member Buti Manamela says their support for the ANC is based on a principle to improve the living conditions of the poor.