Giyani - A Giyani entrepreneur has said people should not turn their backs on the ANC as the party was responsible for many positive changes in the Limpopo town.
"I'm going to vote for the ANC because since its inception and dawn of democracy they have been striving to improve the lives of black people," Surprise Rangane said.
"We now have street lights, tarred roads and people are employed."
The car wash owner admitted that not all areas had received services but said he believed that, with time, government would be able to deliver and meet the needs of his community.
He said the main roads in his area were tarred and electrified, something he hoped would happen in all the streets in the area.
"I want to see... increased street lights, tarring of roads in the inner streets and not just the main roads. I'm going to vote for the ANC because the party has brought in a lot of changes.
"This tarred road was not here, the street lights on the main roads were not here. I might not have street lights near my house but I know that my vote will contribute to them installing the lights there," he said.
Rangane called on South Africans not to turn their backs on the party. He said people should look at its track record and appreciate all that has been done over the last 20 years.
"I would tell the ones who say the party doesn't deliver services to continue supporting it because it has a proven track record. Voting for new parties is risky because we don't know what they will do once they get into power.
"Let's continue voting for the ANC because here in Giyani there are job opportunities and people are now working. Before that, there was nothing and people were struggling. My brothers are now working and it's all thanks to the ANC." he said.
The budding entrepreneur who runs his car wash next to the busy main road said he needed government to assist him by installing a tap. He currently hires a car to fetch water with which to fill his JoJo tank.
"I need a tap to connect my machines so that my business can function properly. I was unemployed before. I decided to open the car wash because the ANC encourages people to 'Vuka Uzenzele' [Stand up and do something for yourself].
"I saw that a lot of people in the area needed to have their cars washed and they were going far to do that."