ANC vows to fight for more votes

2018-07-27 06:00
ANC members chant in front of the Matatiele Town Hall. See page 2 for story.PHOTO: Siphelele Nketo

ANC members chant in front of the Matatiele Town Hall. See page 2 for story.PHOTO: Siphelele Nketo

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LEADERS of the ANC in the Alfred Nzo region have vowed to fight in order to gain more votes when contesting the general elections next year.

ANC leaders and members were attended a memorial lecture of anti-apartheid activist Albertina Sisulu held in Matatiele Town Hall on Friday where they chanted songs in the streets of Matatiele and cleaned the town.

Delivering the lecture was ANC national chairperson Gwede Mantashe who called for members of the party to follow into Sisulu’s footsteps.

He also called for women to be treated well by men and to be given opportunities.

Sixolile Mehlomakhulu, the Alfred Nzo Regional chairperson said the party has been facing tough time during the preparations of next year’s elections. He said members need to unite and work hard.

“It saddened me to see people living in poverty while there is land that can be used to produce food,” he said.

“At 2016 Local Government Elections, Matatiele sub-region lost two voting districts that were won by opposition parties. ANC needs to work hard in order to gain support towards 2019 elections,” said ANC member Thobile Mfene, when speaking at the lecture.


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