Vote ANC to solve poverty in Cape Town, says Zuma

2011-04-30 14:33

The only way to solve the problems of housing and poverty in Cape Town is to vote for the ANC, party president Jacob Zuma told people in Gugulethu today.

He visited the Kick hostel, where hundreds of people lined the narrow and muddy streets to hear what Zuma had to say during his campaign ahead of the May 18 local government election.

One little girl carried a poster saying “we want solutions, no more explanations”.

Zuma said while he was aware of the problems, the ANC could not do anything because the city was under the wrong leadership.

“The only way to sort out the problems is to vote for the ANC.”

He said the policy of the ANC was to change the lives of the people, but that could not be done in Cape Town unless the ANC was in power.

Zuma said the Cape Town municipality, under the DA, did not care for poor people.

Loud cheers and applause drowned out Zuma as he tried to further address the people.

“All of us must go and vote for the ANC. Let’s vote and after that sort out all the problems,” Zuma said.

He was accompanied by ANC’s Cape Town mayoral candidate, Tony Ehrenreicht.

They sang umshini wam and then left in a black Mercedes Benz followed by police in vans and caspers for lunch at a local old-age home.

Zuma told people who had gathered at the home that the Western Cape needed to be liberated.

“It is clear that those leading the [Cape Town] municipality in the Western Cape have not done anything for the blacks.

“Apartheid is still entrenched here. Voting for the ANC will liberate the Western Cape,” he said.

He said he had heard that there was a lot of progress in the province, but the DA was “only looking after the rich people”.

The ANC has been around Cape Town and was very disappointed, Zuma said.

He described the situation as “very bad”.

He appealed to the people to vote in the upcoming local government election on May 18.

Zuma said by voting for the ANC, the lives of people living in places such as Gugulethu and Mitchells Plein would change for the better.

Following the old-age home visit, Zuma and Ehrenreicht are scheduled to later attend a public meeting in Inyanga East.

Zuma was also expected to address Cosatu’s May Day rally in Athlone today. 

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