SACP: SA still has faith in ANC

2011-05-22 15:33

Johannesburg - The municipal election results prove that South Africans still have confidence in the ANC, the SACP said on Saturday.

"The results confirmed that the majority of our people still have an overwhelming confidence in the leadership of the ANC," said spokesperson Malesela Maleka.

"The ANC in turn has expressed the confidence it has in our communities by allowing for the first time its candidates to be subjected to a test by their communities."

The party believed the candidate selection process contributed in strengthening the link between the movement and its core constituency.

"Whilst our people have once more voted the ANC, they did not do so without bringing to our attention the need to speed up service delivery, to fight corruption and to create decent jobs and sustainable livelihoods," said Maleka.

"Our people have raised with us the urgent and ongoing task of rooting out corruption which is threatening to undermine the many gains achieved through the ANC-led government."

The party was, however, not pleased with the media and the DA.

"Strangely, but not surprisingly, the DA and most of the media, are projecting the election results as if the ANC has lost the elections, and the DA has won them," he said.

"Only in South Africa can a party that has won 23% is projected as having won, and the one with 63% described as having lost!

"We are not surprised by this, as the media during this election campaign, devoted acres of space and airtime demonising the ANC and fully campaigning for the DA."

The SACP thanked the millions of South Africans who voted in the local government election and those who placed their faith in the ANC.

"A special thank you to the millions who once more reaffirmed the ANC led alliance in the recent polls,"

It also commended the tireless hours put in by volunteers during campaigning.

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