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