Cyril Ramaphosa: ANC wants 80% in KZN

2013-08-06 17:10

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ANC Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa says his party wants to take at least 80% of the vote in KwaZulu-Natal in next year’s elections.

Addressing an ANC pre-campaign rally at the Umfolozi Future Education and Training (FET) college at Esikhawini near Richards Bay, Ramaphosa said as the ANC’s largest and most influential province, the party expected at least 80% from it.

The ANC, he said, had delivered schools, housing, toilets and water to communities since taking power in 1994 and was conducting an assessment to identify both progress and failings over the two decades since liberation.

“The ANC in government is conducting a 20-year review, an assessment of what we have done as a government and what we still have to do,’’ Ramaphosa said.

He said the ANC in KwaZulu-Natal had grown from taking 34% of the vote to taking 63% in 2009.

Ramaphosa said ANC activists at branch level needed to go for training in how to sell party policy and get the vote out. They then needed to go door to door in every community, making sure the branches were aware of the problems facing every household.

“Get trained as volunteers. Do your house visits. Do door to door campaigning,’’ he said.

Ramaphosa said the National Development Plan had been designed by the ANC under the leadership of President Jacob Zuma to take the country forward for the next 30 years.

“This is a blueprint for a better South Africa, to take us from where we are now to another 30 years,’’ Ramaphosa added.

Earlier he visited around a dozen homes at KwaBhejane, a rural community outside Enseleni on the outskirts of Richards Bay, and pressed the flesh with taxi operators and vendors at the Enseleni taxi rank. He then carried out a quick walkabout at the main transport hub in Empangeni, before addressing the rally.

Tomorrow he will campaign in the eThekwini region, the province’s largest, where he will work the northern and western borders of the municipality.

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