Johannesburg - ANC Women's League president Angie Motshekga
was confident that the ruling party would win eight provinces, and hoped to
increase support in the Western Cape, The Star reported on Friday.
"There is no indication for me to doubt that we are
going to take all the eight provinces [out of nine]," she was quoted as
saying at a campaign in Polokwane on Thursday.
"In the Western Cape, we are fighting. I am sure we
will increase our percentages. All the [other] eight provinces, people can
dream all they want, the ANC will take them all."
Motshekga, who is also the minister of basic education,
defended her department over textbook shortages.
"Why should voters not vote for us, having delivered
six million books and there is a shortage of 138 000, which we can
justify?" she reportedly asked.
Judgment was reserved on Wednesday on an application by
community-based organisation Basic Education for All in the North Gauteng High
Court to force Limpopo education authorities to deliver outstanding textbooks.