‘Ruling party will always win’

2015-12-09 06:00

THE ANC will continue winning elections and the only difference will be by what percentage, President Jacob Zuma said.

Closing off a debate on democracy in the National Council of Provinces, the president chastened opposition parties who celebrated the party’s decrease in support.

Responding to some of the speeches by ANC and opposition party MPs, Zuma said the ruling party was a game-changer.

“The ANC has won elections, has been winning elections and it is going to [continue to] win elections. All we can argue about is the percentage.

“No one can argue about whether the ANC is going to win elections or not.”

He said opposition parties celebrated every time there was a one-percent drop in the support for the ruling party - as if the ANC had lost.

Zuma said opposition parties were too interested in what the ANC did. He bragged about the statesmen that had been produced by the ANC, including former president Nelson Mandela.

Zuma said some people interpreted democracy as nepotism, but that this tendency was “childish politics”.

— News24.

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