Former President Nelson Mandela’s ex-wife, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela has finally said a big yes to the African National Congress (ANC) ahead of the upcoming elections.
Winnie has been away from South Africa’s political arena for a while due to unstable ill-health.
However, the veteran politician, who is recuperating from back surgery‚ told reporters in her Soweto home on Tuesday afternoon that the ruling party will get her vote in the elections.
She also admitted that the ANC is truly having a rough ride under the leadership of President Jacob Zuma.
Winnie Madikizela-Mandela Has Faith In ANC
However, she encouraged South Africans to cast their vote for the ANC because it is the only party that can bring the change they’ve been yearning for.
“I am delighted that you are here‚ these are difficult times for the ANC. But I want to tell the people of South Africa to do the right thing and vote for the ANC‚ the revolutionary movement.
We will do the right thing‚ we will win with all these problems we are facing. The ANC will win with a majority‚” she said.
Winnie expressed dismay over the soaring height of political killings of ANC members. She described it as alien, odd and inhumane; and urged perpetrators to desist from such cruel killings.
Though Mandela’s ex-wife has not been physically strong and around in the ANC camp, she still commands absolute respect in the party.
It is glaring that the ANC has been working around the clock to woo the confidence and support and confidence of the masses.
The party has also doubled its political strength ahead of elections, having acknowledged the strength of major rival parties like Mmusi Maimane-led DA and Malema-led radical party- the EFF.
Nevertheless, though the once-respected party is currently struggling with piles of allegation leveled against its leader, Jacob Zuma, ANC stalwarts believe that the ruling will pull through and emerge victorious in the upcoming elections.