ACDP to tackle tough issues in its campaign

2014-04-23 00:00

ACDP leader Kenneth Meshoe says his party’s election campaign in KwaZulu-Natal will focus on those things people complained about and which political parties did not want to talk about.

“There is a problem of Satanism in schools and the government does not want to talk about it.

“There is also drug addiction and gangsterism. These are problems that destroy our children when they find their way to schools,” Meshoe said yesterday.

He made the comments ahead of his planned visit to KZN starting on Friday.

Meshoe said Satanism was an evil confronting society.

“We believe Satanism should be exposed so that our children are warned about it,” he said, adding that children should be warned that belonging to a gang was illegal.

Meshoe added that drug addiction posed a particular problem with drug-lords claiming they could not be arrested because they have insiders within the police service.

He said his party would also tackle housing, education, corruption and other issues.

Meshoe was confident his party would not only secure its single seat in the KZN legislature, but would obtain more votes.

This is despite the ACDP’s support dwindling in past elections.

The party has seen its support drop from 1,82% of the KZN poll (53 799 votes) in 1999 to 0,55% (30 831 votes) in 2009.

Provincial leader Joanne Downs previously told The Witness that the ACDP hoped to obtain 2,5% of the provincial vote on May 7.

Meshoe said the ACDP would interact directly with voters ahead of this election.

“One of the weaknesses we made in the past is that we did not emphasise the importance of door-to-door campaigning.

“We started late, but our people have started doing that. The election results will show it.”

He said his party was reaching out to all voters, regardless of religious ­affiliation.

“When you are in government, you become a government for everyone. That means whatever you do, you will be doing it for all the people. People want to live in peace, security and prosperity,” said Meshoe.

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