Party ready for elections

2015-10-07 06:00

BOHLOKONG. – Nkosi Mafilos, the president of the Leihlo La Sechaba Rainbow party, a political party from Bohlokong near Bethlehem, says his party is more than ready to contest the upcoming 2016 local government elections.

It will be the first time the party contests the elections since it was launched in 2011.

Regardless of its first contesting the president is adamant that they will shake things up and leave more people surprised.

“We have done our job and it is our time to show people what we are capable of.

“We have enough support that could win us seats in government,” he says.

According to him, they have about 10 000 plus supporters in Bohlokong near Bethlehem. He says they also have branches in Qwaqwa, Lindley and Villiers.

“People have been asking themselves why we did not take part in the previous elections. We did not want to shoot like a rocket and fall at the end, but we wanted to build the party first. We are now ready to make an impact.

“We have conducted door-to-door campaigns and we know what our people need,” he says.

Mafilos says the party was started with the aim of helping people through service delivery.

“Our people have suffered a lot. Some are still and have been without running water, electricity and houses since 1994. People have no jobs and corruption is rife in the municipality.

“That is not helping our country,” he says.

He says they have done their job and adds that they are just waiting for the big day so that people will do the right thing by voting for them.

“We will keep on visiting our people before the elections.

“We are also going to work hard to have more branches within the province.

“We know what people want because we are living with them,” he concludes

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