ANC's mission not over - Ramaphosa

2013-07-12 22:33
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Johannesburg - The ANC has better plans to improve the lives of South Africans, ANC deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa said on Friday.

"I saw your settlement, I was shocked and heartbroken because as the ANC we are not pleased."

He was speaking at Diseteneng, an impoverish informal settlement near Polokwane, Limpopo, during an ANC election campaign. The informal settlement lacks basic service delivery and has only two taps.

"I am not pleased about the conditions you are living in. The ANC wants to build better lives for all South Africans."

He said the Polokwane local municipality had plans to develop the area.

"The mayor has shown us the plan and how they are planning to develop your area."

He said he would tell President Jacob Zuma about the shocking conditions in Diseteneng.

"I will report that what I saw was not pleasing."

He appealed to eligible voters to register and vote for the ANC.

"In the name of Nelson Mandela and Jacob Zuma, register and vote for ANC."

Ramaphosa met destitute families who told him they wanted better houses, water and electricity. He said the ANC had done much the past 20 years, building houses and providing education.

"Our mission is not yet over, in fact we have not yet started because we want to build and improve here."

Ramaphosa started his campaign at the Polokwane taxi rank, speaking to taxi drivers and passengers.

He was expected to speak to first-time voters at the Peter Mokaba stadium later on Friday.

Read more on:    anc  |  jacob zuma  |  cyril ramaphosa  |  polokwane  |  elections 2014

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