Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has expressed confidence that citizens strongly want the ruling African national Congresss ANC to remain in power and lead the country.
Ramaphosa, who was saying this on Saturday ahead of the coming local government elections, said he is very confident that the ANC will be victorious after the elections as he believes people will vote for the party.
“The people want the ANC to continue to work and lead them. We are happy because on August 3 [municipal elections] we will bury all other parties.”
“The ANC wants councillors who will work for you. If they do not work for you we will remove them. We want councillors and mayors who will deliver and who will not lie to you. We want people who will always speak.”
The deputy president said this during his door-to-door visit in Sunrise Park, Rustenburg where he was well received.
Party supporters came out in their numbers wearing their yellow T-shirts bearing the image of former president Nelson Mandela.
Supporters all lined up at the streets and pushed each other to get a better view of Ramaphosa, while others took pictures as he walked from house to house. Young and old rushed to grab the yellow Mandela T-shirts offered for free.
Ramaphosa’s confidence in the party was supported by one of the residents who shouted “ANC is the big party,” as he rushed to see him.
Meanwhile, the deputy president noted thatRustenburg municipality had put everything in place to address problems such as electricity, water and housing.
He also said:
“The mayor, Mpho Khunou, has told me there are plans and a budget to address all issues affecting our people. We want to increase the power of the electricity so that it can cope with the demand. Vote for the ANC to give us the power to continue to work for you. Do not waste your vote by giving it to other parties. Vote wise, vote ANC.”
He introduced the ward 22 ANC candidate councillor to the people and urged them to vote for the party so that their social amenities problems will be dealt with, urging them to “Vote for her, she will make sure your issues are addressed.”
Don’t Loose Hope On The ANC
Ramaphosa visited Elma Lebese, 45, who complained that she had registered for an RDP house over five years ago but had not yet received one.
He also visited the house of partially deaf Michael Mpete, 103, where he was told of the unreliable electricity supply in the area. Khunou said the municipality planned to address electricity issues in Sunrise Park.
There he told the people not to loose hope in the party as the party is faced with diverse controversies which it would in no time resolve.
In its local government election manifesto, the ANC promised to expand the electrification programme to unserviced areas. The party also promised to accelerate the upgrading of informal settlements.