ANC wants to win all

2016-03-02 06:00
FROM the left are Zamani Saul (provincial secretary of the ANC), Mangaliso Matika (Sol Plaatje speaker), Dr Thapelo Dithebe (chairperson in the Frances Baard Region), and Lesego Maris (NEC member of the ANCYL) in a mood to celebrate. Photo: Boipelo Mere

FROM the left are Zamani Saul (provincial secretary of the ANC), Mangaliso Matika (Sol Plaatje speaker), Dr Thapelo Dithebe (chairperson in the Frances Baard Region), and Lesego Maris (NEC member of the ANCYL) in a mood to celebrate. Photo: Boipelo Mere

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THEANC aims to win all municipalities in the Northern Cape and leave nothing for opposition parties like the DA, the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) and the Congress of the People (Cope).

This was emphasised by Zamani Saul, provincial secretary of the ANC, Saturday (27/02) during his address at the Frances Baard 104th Anniversary Celebration at the Pick n Pay Galeshewe circle.

According to Saul, the ANC would through its regional support focus on winning back the 11% of supporters it had lost in the past elections. This could be done by building a stronger, more focused and smarter party.

Saul said the ANC was confident that it would reach an election victory target of 70% in the upcoming municipal elections. This target could be reached, according to Saul, through the ANC’s strategy of mobilising 30 000 volunteers, 100 from each branch.

He urged ANC members to show dedication within their branches to enable the ANC to win all the wards. Saul supported this statement by saying the ANC is not a manga manga business, but a smart, revolutionary organisation.

Elaborating on the party’s focus on branches, Saul called on respect for the ANC by the executive leadership.

“Branches need to respect the ANC and ensure the right people are elected,” said Saul.

Elaborating on the importance of community participation in the election of ward councillors, Saul promised the party would ensure smart and hardworking ward councillors were elected this time around.

“It cannot be that we elect the wrong councillors every time. We want the right, smart councillors, with dusty shoes. We want them to look like the wards they represent, to show they walk through those dusty streets and do work.

“We will not allow anyone to manipulate the process any longer,” Saul said to a cheering crowd.

He lashed out at the DA and AfriForum for attacking the ANC with the aim of preser-ving the white minority’s privileges.

Saul criticised Mmusi Maimane.

“They thought they would take down the ANC by electing Maimane as their leader. Maimane is just a Popeye used to preserve white minority privileges.”

He labelled the EFF as a ultra-left party that portrays the ANC as an organisation that does not care about its people.

“All they can do is make noise, as they are more actors and attention-seeking adventurists. They were chased out of the ANC for ill discipline and now want to become leaders.”

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