Zuma predicts overwhelming ANC victory at the polls

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President Jacob Zuma predicts a decisive victory for the ANC in the forthcoming elections. Addressing African National Congress (ANC) supporters at Kanyamazane in Mpumalanga as part of the party’s 102 birthday celebrations, Zuma says the ANC will keep running the country, whether their detractors liked it or not.

The President has also urged the people of Mpumalanga to give the ruling party an overwhelming majority at the polls.

Zuma’s statement comes on the back of party chairperson, Baleka Mbete’s comment that the party is ready to prove its critics wrong. Mbete also said the ANC has taken stock of what needs to be done to enhance service delivery. The ANC chairperson claims the ruling party has made a positive contribution to the lives of all citizens.

Meanwhile, ANC spokesperson Jackson Mthembu said earlier on Wednesday that the South Africa of today is very different from 1994 when the country got its first democratically-elected government. Mthembu says as the ANC celebrates 102 years in existence, significant progress has been made.

The party was formed in 1912. Its birthday celebrations will coincide with the launch of its 2014 Election Manifesto in Mpumalanga later this week.

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