Parties battle it out on Morning Live election debate

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As the 2014 general elections draw closer, political parties get into full gear with their election campaign trails.

In an election debate held on SABC’s Morning Live show, parties outline their mission to secure the Mpumalanga vote.

The African National Congress (ANC)’s David Mahlobo says Mpumalanga remains the home of the ANC, something that has always been demonstrated by the people of the province. He says Mpumalanga will give at least 90% of total votes to the ANC. He’s expecting the ANC to take at least 28 or 29 seats in the upcoming elections.

Sizile Ndlovu from Congress of the people (COPE) after the upcoming elections, COPE will still have representatives in the province. He says after the party has resolved its internal squabbles, people have again started showing confidence in the party. He adds that their municipal managers have ensured that service delivery concerns which were raised before area addressed.

The NFP says as the new kid on the block, they aspire to become the official opposition in Mpumalanga

The African Peoples Convention (APC) leader Themba Godi says they are confident they will do better come election day. Godi says on election day, fact and fiction will be separated, thus the APC believes the proof is in the pudding.

The National Freedom Party (NFP)’s Sipho Mbatha says as the new kid on the block, they aspire to become the official opposition in Mpumalanga. Mbatha says they are the future for all SA voters and the voice of the voiceless. – Edited by Tshepo Tsheole

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