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ANC holds thank-you rallies

2011-06-17 19:00

Cape Town - President Jacob Zuma, ministers and other ANC leaders will address rallies in three provinces at the weekend to thank voters for their support in the May municipal elections.

"The Siyabonga rallies are meant to thank the South African electorate for an unwavering support shown to the ANC in the recent local government elections," the party said on Friday.

Zuma will address a rally in Beaufort West in the Western Cape on Sunday along with the ANC leader in the province, Marius Fransman.

Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe will attend a rally in the Frances Baard region in the Northern Cape on Saturday. There will also be gatherings in the province's Siyanda, Pixley Ka Seme, Namakwa and John Taolo Gaetsewe regions on the same day.

In the Free State, rallies will be held in the Lejweleputswa, Motheo, Fezile Dabi, Thabo Mofutsanyane and Xhariep regions and attended by ministers in the presidency, Trevor Manuel and Collins Chabane, and a range of members of the ANC's national executive committee.

The ANC lost about 3% of support in last month's poll compared to the 2006 local government elections.

Comments
  • ALCAB - 2011-06-17 19:07

    When is the one in Cape Town ? HA HA HA.

      World Traveler - 2011-06-17 21:14

      Right on! Ha! Ha!

      Krolie - 2011-06-18 10:14

      More of our money down the drain, doing what they do best!

  • Ken J May - 2011-06-17 20:06

    They are thanking the electorate for being F*CKI%G stupid and for still voting for them, the electorate still has f#c&all but the goverment still drives the Benzies and parties all the time! Proofs my piont "never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups"

  • Macho Mike - 2011-06-17 20:41

    Another big order for KFC, free T-Shirts, free cd's and loolipops. Eish, it's party time again yebo.

  • World Traveler - 2011-06-17 21:14

    Are the anc going to hold a "thank you" rally in PMB? Ha! Ha!

  • Roxo - 2011-06-17 21:57

    This is a giant step that needs to be held at all local municipalities to recognise the value of the voters and the power of their votes. This must also give them clear guidance of the way forward. Mahatma Somerset East

      Neville - 2011-06-17 22:09

      Another party help the poor

  • JadedJay - 2011-06-18 02:14

    Its called relief and vote-buying. But a belly only stays full for one meal, and one day they will be hungry enough to take you out. Can't wait!

  • lindorsu - 2011-06-18 07:33

    How stupid can the people be? Millions will be spend on these "Thank you" parties and that will be the end of it. Parties - Yes, Service delivery - no, education - no, health - no, infrastructure - no, safety - no. If you want anything else then you have to pay for it with increased taxes.

  • Mandisa - 2011-06-21 11:54

    Wouldn't improved service delivery be a proper thank you? Coz at the end of the day ppl dnt need rallies, they need services...!

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