ANC can't be 'Cinderella party' in Cape

2011-02-09 19:55

Johannesburg - ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe has on Wednesday called for the party to improve its performance in the Western Cape.

"The ANC can't continue to be a Cinderella party in the Western Cape," Mantashe said.

He also wanted to know why some ANC members chose to vote for other parties on the local level, saying the ruling party needed to debate the efficiency of its service delivery.

"Why are they not voting local ANC? It's an inherent risk that can pull us down," Mantashe said.

"We are going to drift down into mediocrity." 

Infighting

Meanwhile Umkhonto we Sizwe Military Veterans' Association (MKMVA) said that ANC in the Western Cape needs leadership of "high moral fibre and selfless dedication" if it is to defeat the Democratic Alliance in the coming local government elections.

The association said it wanted those "who might not be successful" at the party 's provincial conference at the weekend to "close ranks" behind the elected leadership.

"MKMVA, as a disciplined and advanced detachment of the ANC, declares that on the eve of the provincial conference, that the Western Cape needs leadership of high moral fibre and selfless dedication as well as principled members who respect the real culture and traditions of our movement," the association said.

"We call on those who might not be successful at this conference to close ranks behind the elected leadership to ensure we defeat the DA in the upcoming local government elections."

The party has been regularly rocked by infighting in the Western Cape.

- SAPA
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