Final push for KZN political parties

2011-05-13 00:00

MAJOR KwaZulu-Natal-based political parties are gearing for the last push in their campaigns to attract voters with rallies organised in different venues across the province this coming weekend.

Pietermaritzburg will host the ANC’s Siyanqoba Rally scheduled to take place at Harry Gwala Stadium on Sunday which will be addressed by its provincial chairperson and KZN Premier Zweli Mkhize from 10 am.

ANC provincial secretary, Sihle Zikalala, said Mkhize will reiterate the ANC’s message of building better communities and will be calling upon members of society to rally behind the ANC vision by voting for the ANC.

During the Pietermaritzburg rally there will be a live cross-over to the ANC’s national Siyanqoba rally, which takes place at the FNB Stadium in Soweto, when president Jacob Zuma delivers the last ANC message before the elections.

Ironically the IFP will hold its rally in the Pomeroy area near Msinga tomorrow, a venue where ANC president Jacob Zuma held his final campaign in the province on Wednesday. The IFP’s Msinga rally will culminate with a final rally which will take place in Empangeni area in the uThungulu district.

According to IFP media officer Liezl van der Merwe, both rallies will be addressed by IFP president Mangosuthu Buthelezi.

Commenting on the coming election, Buthelezi said, “The IFP has a proven track record at all levels of government. The IFP has a credible record of delivery of basic services in our 32 municipalities in KwaZulu-Natal.”

“Wherever we govern, our policies are informed by an ongoing interaction with the people. This election is about your community, your needs and your municipality … The IFP has focused its campaign on you, because only through your participation and vigilance can local government succeed,” he added.

The National Freedom Party which will be contesting its first election since its establishment three months ago, will hold its final Siyawina (we are winning) Rally at Durban’s Albert Park which will be addressed by its leader Zanele Magwaza-Msibi.

DA provincial director Michael Beaumont said DA provincial leader Sizwe Mchunu will address a rally on Sunday at Mzingazi Community Hall, where he will be joined by the DA’s new recruit, Dr Ziba Jiyane.


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