The ruling party, the African National Congress (ANC) has revealed the reason why it failed to carry on with party’s Western Cape Manifesto Launch on Friday.
The bitter truth was revealed by the Western Cape’s provincial executive committee spokesperson‚ Jabu Mfusi. According to Mfusi, the widely-publicized Western Cape manifesto launch was shifted to a later date because of internal protest by dissatisfied party members.
“It was decided that a postponement was necessary after it was clear that a number of members were dissatisfied with the candidates nomination process. We need to sort out these issues within the party before we address the public.”
However, Mfusi assertions now stand in stark contrast with the party’s earlier reason for the eleventh-hour postponement. According to the party, who spoke yesterday about the ugly development, its manifesto launch was cancelled because Deputy President Cyril Ramphosa was not available to deliver the keynote address.
In addition, the Western Cape’s provincial executive committee spokesperson bewailed the falsity of the claims and stated that “the deputy president is available; we just need to make sure that all our members are satisfied with the nomination possess that will be implemented.”
Western Cape Manifesto Launch Postponed
The event, which was re-scheduled on Friday afternoon, had guest tags already printed and hours of blitz events at various public transport stations.
Confirming the postponement on Friday, Mfusi said the party had received a call on Friday from the national office, informing them of the postponement.
Sadly, deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa’s door-to door campaigns in Mitchells on Saturday was also postponed.
Meanwhile, the much-anticipated event may like take place in two weeks time according to ANC Western Cape media liaison officer Yolena Diko.