Johannesburg - The protests that have engulfed the country were not an indication of dissatisfaction with the African National Congress but a plea to fast-track service delivery, ANC deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa said on Saturday.
"Service delivery protests are a plea from our people to say that government should act with speed," Ramaphosa said.
"They have not abandoned the ANC."
He said the party had heard people's pleas and would act with the required urgency.
"I'm very confident that the protests are not disgruntlement with the ANC, but they [protesters] want us to act with speed.
"We are addressing the problems and we are facing our people without fear, and we will continue to do so," he said.
Ramaphosa was speaking to the media in the Tudor informal settlement in Kagiso, west of Johannesburg, where he was doing a door-to-door campaign to encourage people to register to vote in the national general elections.
President Jacob Zuma announced on Friday that the elections would be held on 7 May.
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