Johannesburg - ANC deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa
Sunday down-played problems that have engulfed the party and said only voters
can say there is a problem.
"The people of this country will be the final
arbiters of the ANC when they vote," he said.
"What people say outside is just speculation but
they [voters] will say how they love this party [through their votes]."
Ramaphosa was speaking to the media on the sidelines of a
church service at the Tyrannus Apostolic Church in De Deur.
Leaders from the ANC, DA, Cope and many others braced the
scorching heat with thousands of church goers for the Easter Sunday service.
He said the reception the party was getting during
campaigning had been warm and it was confident of victory.
He threw cold water over the "no vote" campaign
headed by former intelligence minister Ronnie Kasrils, who is discouraging
people to vote for the ANC.
He said those advocating for the campaign had defied
themselves outside the ANC and would not see any success.
"Our message won't be diverted by angry people. I
don't think their campaign will take off. What they are doing will encourage
more people to vote for the ANC," he said.
Ramaphosa said the party would emerge even stronger after
the elections as they had done over the years.
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